But, I have a couple of activities coming up, and it seems that I had better run a little if I want to participate... and survive.
One, I signed up for Bloomsday again, and we're flying to Washington to see our friends and run the race this weekend. (I am still not convinced that I want to run and hold up Scott (et al?), as I won't be finishing as early as everyone else. After all, we could be spending more time socializing at No-Li Brewery instead of dealing with the consequences of my slowness. Sigh.)
And two, I'm Scott's back-up support runner for Scotland in June, and while I am barely ready to face the rain, the cold, the midges, and a hurting runner for 95 miles, I'm currently unprepared to run any section of the West Highland Way.
I have no training plan beyond losing a few pounds before the trip (it is easier to move a lighter body than a heavier one), but I am trying to be consistent about exercising, and I did go on one run last week. On Wednesday I walked two miles and ran one, which isn't a big deal, I know, but I felt pretty good that after a long time of no running, I was able to run one whole mile at a 10:49 pace. I know I should do more to train, but with working full time, keeping a clean house, cooking meals, buying a home, and traveling most weekends, I don't have the time or energy (or desire) to go running.
Regardless, here are a couple of pics from my "run." I took them during my walking sections. :)
|Paved road/trail with forest and stream|
|Relaxing at the end|