1st RacePosted: March 28, 2013
Registered for my first race of the season–the Capitol Hill Classic on May 19. I registered for the 10K. A little ambitious given the fact that I can count, on one hand, the number of times I’ve been running since getting the ok from my doctor. True, I’m a bit of a cold weather wimp and typically skip out on running during the winter months. But Spring is here, or er, at least it’s supposed to be.
I have managed to get out for a few 2-milers. Hubby always asks, “Did you have a good run?” To which I reply, “Good enough.” Good enough because I’m running. I’ve missed it terribly. But it’s obvious that my body is not in the shape it was in per-pregnancy despite dropping most of the baby weight rather quickly.
It’s funny because I feel like I’m running super fast. I can feel the wind. I can hear the sound of my footsteps. And I’m delighted that my knees seem to be tolerating the pounding. But when I get home and look at my Garmin, I find I’m running soooo SLOW!
I’m not really worried about the distance. I’ve been running long enough to know what my body will tolerate. With more than a month to go, I’m confident I can condition my body for the roughly 6 miles. I don’t however, plan on setting any PR’s. Looking forward to it.