Accepting the inevitable

So… it’s August 21st. Summer is pretty much over at this point. I was on week 4 (of a 13 week training program) before I got sick last week and have not exercised so much as my little finger since then. I think it’s a safe bet the 5K will not happen this summer. And being that I am such a wimp with the cold, running a 5K in the fall or winter is not going to happen either. Spring 2010. That’s the new plan. There will be plenty of time to train. Sure I could probably half-walk/half-run one now – but since I’ve never run in a 5K – I would like to try to AIM for running more than walking.

I was so proud of being able to run that mile a little more than a week ago. But when I got sick, that was the end of that for the rest of the week. I haven’t felt “right” since then. I wasn’t able to stand for more than a minute or two before my legs started hurting and/or before I’d start to feel faint and light-headed. Today is the first day I didn’t have to sit down every 5 seconds while I got ready in the morning. So I am going to try to run again tonight. I have no idea what to expect. I was up to session 2 of week 4: (which was a recover week) – back to running two minutes walking two minutes. This is probably good that it was a “recovery week” – it will help me get back into the running grove.

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