Hot Damn, I feel great!
I ran my first race of the year today. A virtual 5k in my own 'hood. I really didn't think I was going to be able to, in fact, I wasn't sure I was going to get out the door.
Of course, I underestimate the power of Hilary - she made sure I got out the door!
It's been 5 weeks since I last ran. and about as long since I've been to TKD. I was feeling so out of shape, that I didn't believe I could walk the route I had plotted out, let alone run it.
But I did run it!
And with a perfectly acceptable time too!
The sidewalks are finally clear - though as you can see, there is still snow everywhere! Today was a beautiful warm sunny day of 9°C. Like most runners this time of year, I wasn't sure what to wear. I was freezing in the house before I left, but I know that I run hot. I opted for a short sleeve cotton t-shirt with a long sleeve technical running shirt on top. My worst clothing choice was wearing my winter sock - my feet where so very hot! I had the long sleeve shirt off by the end of the run and would have been quite happy to roll in the snow, but there were too many people around.
I am sore, and I'm sure I will feel worse tomorrow, but I feel great for getting back out there!