Okay. First, you know it's been a long time since your last run when you've forgotten your login to your Garmin Connect account and your watch hasn't been updated since Daylight Savings Time.
Today I was tasked to take myself out for a test drive and run 2 miles to see how it would go. Well. It went. It's amazing how much fitness you can lose in 5-6 weeks! My bones were creaking, my muscles were squeaking, my knees and hips were asking "but...why?" My lungs, well, my lungs were good until about 1.25 miles in. I think I had forgotten how to breath during my hiatus, so it didn't help when the lungs got heavy. A bit of a cough here and there, but no fits thanks goodness.
It may not sound wonderful, but in a weird way, it was FANTASTIC!
You see, I was afraid that since I've taken so much time off, that I wouldn't make it back. But last night, I couldn't fall asleep. I was so excited about running today. So excited that I woke up at 4:30 am, a half hour before the alarm was to begin it's daily buzz. My old routine felt like an old friend; welcoming, familiar, comfortable. I forgot how much I liked watching the world wake up and knowing that I did something good for myself.
It'll be slow going, but at least I'll be going. One day at a time and I will be thankful for it!