I was determined not to use my soreness as an excuse to keep me from my mid-long run today. I had pushed it off long enough! Since it wasn't as humid/hot today I was able to head outafter 4 and feel pretty okay. I didn't overheat in the first 2 seconds of walking out my front door. Always a good day when that doesn't happen ;)
The run itself was nothing to write home about. I got it done with a decent pace even with a devastatingly slow 5th mile. It was my longest run in a long time thanks to being sick for over 2 weeks, busy with life, work travel, and general laziness. It felt good to go the distance and I am looking forward to the long runs once again. Though with my time away from the longer distances I forgot how hungry I am after the run. I made the mistake of waiting to grocery shop for dinner post run and had to make a 2nd grocery store stop thanks to the first not stocking anything I needed (hello avocados and freshly baked bread). By stop 2 I was famished!
In other random news I'm thinking of signing up last minute for a 10K this Sunday. It's an all women's run put on by Fleet Feet and starts less than a mile from my front door. I can walk there early Sunday morning and experience my first all female run. What's stopping me from signing up? I am ridiculously out of shape for a 10K and I would really like a friend to run with me :( It's one of those races that a lot of sisters, mother/daughters, and friends all run together and I might feel a bit out of place. But it may be good to get a feel for where my racing fitness truly is so I can create a good plan of attack from Sunday on out. Another plus of the race, it might liven up things around here to have another race report; no matter how pathetic :)