Well, I ran my first 5K in a year. In fact, the 5K I ran on Monday was the exact 5K I ran last year that was my last race since Monday... did that make sense? Anyhow, it's been one year since I've competed in a race... was I ready? Nope. Was I in shape? Nope. Was it unseasonably cold? Yup. Did I walk? Just for a few moments while drinking water at the aid station. Am I sore today? Yup. Did I get chaffage? Yup.
The problem: finding a routine to get back into running/biking. While Joc and I were home for 8 weeks, running was not a hard thing to find time to do. I just had to feed Patrick before going out. Now that I'm at work 5 days a week, I'm having a hard time finding that time. I realize I'm full of excuses, let's just say that right off the bat. "I'm tired" "I'm not a early morning (5am) runner" "I want to spend as much time with Patrick since I don't see him all day" "It's too hot" I've used them all so far. Bottom line: I have to make time for running or exercise- it's my mental wellbeing we're talking about here.
I have a jogging stroller, many people say I can't put PJ in it until he's 6 months old. Lord! I don't want to wait that long! I get out of work and home by 5 or 6 everyday, I would like to start going out after work. After I post this, I'm going to google my jogger and see if they have a recommended time that it's "okay" to put a baby in the jogger. (I don't live on dirt roads, and I'm not a speedy runner so it's not like he's going to be jerked around!)
All I know is: I ran that 5K in 33:14, that's the slowest 5K I might have ever done... I need to get moving again and feel good about myself again.