So this about sums me up this weekend.
And this explains being back at it today.
Name that musical, friends.
No solid excuse for this weekend. Lots of justification and well, laziness. So I went back today for my "long" run of the second week of the Jeff Galloway program.
Every stride hurt. It also sort of felt awesome. But then I sort of wanted to cry.
I stayed on the treadmill and did my normal power walking of hills to get to finish off my 45 minutes of cardio before I had to get home to meet the sitter. Every step after the run hurt.
3 minute walk
1.5 mile run/walk
3 minute cool down
I'm running at 5.2 or 5.3 which is around an 11+ minute mile. I think, but the walks he has at 3.0. At this rate I will finish my 5K 7 days after everyone else.
In the end, I'm glad I went today. Even though it hurt and walking to the car presented a challenge. Which I just don't understand. Interestingly enough - my lungs are markedly improved - so there wasn't an issue there - it was just the joint pain that came along with every other stride, it seemed.
The lesson: do not take 3 days off. Trust me.