5 Mile Run–Check!

Saturday I woke up butt early thanks to Mai Mai who wanted to get a run in at a little after 6am.  I haven’t woken up that early for a training run since I was marathon training last year, and I was in a completely different mindset then.  This morning?  I was just not feeling it.  At all.

I managed to get out the door on time, hating Mai Mai a bit (it’s ok to say this, she knows), and off we went. 

Surprisingly, despite my overall crappiness when we started, the run felt good.  I wouldn’t go as far as to call it easy, but it was definitely the easiest run I’ve had outdoors in Manila.  It was as if all of a sudden my body remembered what it is to run and not have to take a break.  We were out there for an hour, working up a sweat in an easy run.  The weather helped, of course, since the sun never made an appearance, so it wasn’t as hot as it’s been lately.

Also, it seems that lately when I run, I like to talk about running.   You know, reminiscing about old times when I used to consider myself a runner?  “This and that race” “This marathon”  “those shoes”  “that medal”  I really really hope I didn’t bore her to death!  I’ll try to be more interesting in the future!

The good news?  I can totally run the 10k this weekend.  Will it be pretty?  Heck no!  Also, I know there’s absolutely no chance of a PR.  Heck, it might even be a personal worst!  But can I run the whole thing, even if slow, and not have to walk?  After this last run, I’m confident that’s a YES

Bring it on!


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3 responses to “5 Mile Run–Check!

  1. I definitely remember having a breakthrough when I was getting back into running after my blood clot where it was like, all of a sudden, something clicked and I could do it again. I don’t know if it was mental or what, but I definitely remember this turning point where – even though I knew my fitness wasn’t 100% yet – suddenly it was all somehow more manageable. I was optimistic instead of worried. And then it just got better. Fingers crossed that you’re there!

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