Last week, I said my goal for this week was to run four times. I failed at that because of Ella's climbing comp and sick kids.
I did manage to get down to the Trail to run with the 5:30am group twice this week, which is a huge step. First, it's so early; I have to get up at 5:00 to do it. Second, those chicks are fast, and I've been worried about being able to keep up with them. I do end up falling off the back of the pack, but I'm not as far behind as I feared I would be. Plus, I end up running faster than I would on my own, which is a good thing.
Here's my week.
Monday - 4 miles (at the Trail)
Wednesday - 3 miles (laps in the hood, cut short by a crying baby)
Friday - 5 miles (Windsor loop)
A note about the Windsor loop - it's absolutely my favorite running loop in Austin. It contains a challenging number of hills, and I always feel like I've really accomplished something when I run it. Friday's run was ugly - I had to walk twice - but I did it. My fear of getting back out on Windsor for the first time in two years is gone, and I know the next time I run it will be better.
Even though my mileage is still low, I'm feeling better about running and about life in general. It's amazing how much my mental well being is affected by something so simple as regular exercise.
This week's goal - run four times.