Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Test Drive

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!


GCD said...

Hope! I'm so proud to see you working so hard! I love that you blog! Keep up the good work!

Jacqueline said...

So glad you got back out there! Last year I took about six weeks off (November/December) and it was very hard to get moving in January! Once I got back out there though, you're right, it was like an old friend I couldn't live without! I'm not taking any real time off this year... just slowed down a bit. Keep up the great work! Running/walking will always make you feel better!