Today I ran 1.36 miles. While that is not initially impressive, it is farther than I have run in several months. It is also the first time I have run since the spring of 2015. I have had a buffet of minor injuries, lingering colds, poor sleep, and allergies. Considering all the wildfires in Oregon this year, the allergies were intense.
So today, October 13th, was my first time running in a long time. And it took a long time to finish 1.36 miles. Over 15 minutes 😦
But the Seattle Marathon, which I ran on December 1st 2013, now seems centuries away. I have a half-hearted goal to run the Eugene Marathon on Sunday May 1st, 2016. I was supposed to run the Eugene Marathon in 2014, but got hurt. So I spent a lot of money for a Eugene Marathon souvenir shirt that year. Spending money on a marathon I do not run in is a lot of money for me. So… now I am more leery.
Today my body did okay. But I clearly was out of shape. At least I did the 1.36 miles without stopping to walk. But it was slow going. A turtle could have beaten me.
This was the internal conversation between my brain and my body today…
Brain: Not bad. Let’s pick-up the pace.
Body: Captain, this is top speed.
Brain: You’re kidding.
Body: Actually, we’ve maxed out all the engines. We’re about to overheat.