The Dave Matthews concert at Lakewood Amphitheater was the special occasion warranting a babysitter on a Tuesday night. The show was great, but Wednesday morning wasn’t kind to us. Come on Dave, don’t you know we’re too old to be out that late on a week night?
We thought it was the late night out at first, but soon realized it was more than that. By mid-day Mr. B and Emily both had 100+ degree fevers, body aches, sore throats.
Somehow I managed to avoid getting whatever they had (or maybe I was the one who gave it to them since I was feeling so run-down the week before?).
|This is a rare sight. Seriously, too much stuff to get done...|
It was a small race of about 300 runners, and I had a comfortable lead over the other women after the first mile. My official chip time was 21:05, so no land-speed records were broken here.
|Small and subtle|
But that is a respectable 5k time for me, so I’m going to lump this performance into the “happy” category. Between the rising temps and pollen, I’ve been in such a running slump the past couple months. Hence the lack of running related posts, I haven’t had much to say.
It was reassuring to know I could still bust out a decent (for me) 5k on a whim. Especially because it was 74 degrees, with 93% humidity at the start. I notice a dip in my performance when the temps go above 65 degrees.
Better yet, I didn’t feel like I was running all-out either.
Afterwards I grabbed some water, then kept jogging to stay loose. I ran over to the gym to sign-up for spin class, and then ran another 3 miles while I waited for the awards ceremony to start. By 9:15 I was in class pedaling away, still feeling energized.
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been pouring over running books, websites, and forums to compose a marathon training plan I feel confident sticking to. It’s nice to know I’m not really starting from square one fitness-wise like I’ve believed for the past few weeks.
Anyone else convinced that a few missed workouts or off-paced runs suddenly mean you’re out of shape couch potato?
The rest of my weekend was spent playing nurse at home. Their fevers disappeared by Sunday, but it took a few more days to reach 100%.
How was your holiday? Are you excited for the start of summer? Aside from the heat/humidity I’m looking forward to boating, beaches, BBQ's, everything else!
Do you ever find yourself in a workout slump? How do you overcome out of a negative mindset?