Sunday, February 26, 2012

Slow but good

It was a sunny day, and I was really itching to get out and exercise. I haven't biked in a while, so I was kind of hoping to roll the Trek out of the garage for the first time since November, but it was chilly (and my fingers hurt so much when they're too cold), so I decided to run instead. I headed out to the trail for a 4 miler.
I've lost a lot of fitness since the beginning of the winter, so I knew that I was going to be slow, and I was. I padded along and couldn't help but notice that, while it wasn't difficult, it also wasn't easy.
When I got home, I had that tired, slightly sore, I-just-worked-out feeling, and it was really good. It has been far too long since I've had that feeling, and I'm ready to get back into a routine so that in a little while, a 4 miler will be easy. I'm going to start running after work, cross-training with biking, hiking, and strength training, and (after a few weeks of consistent exercise) try some fartlek runs and track workouts to build speed.
I don't have a schedule for all of this, but I want to be able to keep up with my running buddy again, and 5k season will be upon us before you know it, so I have a lot of motivation. Let's see how it goes!

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