"Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach."
Dr George Sheehan
OK then. I'm done. I've had it. Sinus infections, colds, the flu.....NO MORE! I'm officially over them all...and that's all there is to it.
I headed to the gym this morning, tentatively, to see if I was actually ready to get back at it. Apparently, I am.
I took it easy, ran a nice 2 mile run on the dreadmill (9:59 avg pace)....then lifted weights for 45 minutes.
Hooray! It all went well.
My run 2011 kilometers in 2011 plan is now seriously behind. I may be down, but I'm not out. I've signed up for the first half marathon of the year....I've signed up for my first ever full marathon (in October).....and I'm ready to get back to it.
And mother nature seems to be on board with the plan. 40's this weekend, 50's and 60's (holy cow) next week!!!!!!
I'll be running.....and I'll be doing it outside!
My new shoes are going to get all nasty from the slop melting on the streets....but they're just shoes. My screw shoes are still stained red from the toenail incident a month or so ago.....so why not make my new ones all grubby as well. Makes me look more "road warrior-ish" and less "part time fitness-ish" if you ask me. :-)
I think I'm officially not going to do the half marathon in Kansas in April. I hate to not do it....but I'm a bit behind on the training at this point. I have one scheduled for the 1st of May....and another possible one on the 22nd.
That's not too soon to do another one, is it? Three weeks? If I promise to not take off like a bat out of h*ll from the start line this time around.....if I promise to take it easy....run it to improve, but not to kill myself?
Yeah, I think so. :-)
Going to sit down with the calendar and adjust my training plans....and then I'm off!!!!!! :-)