Thursday, January 19, 2017

Five Hundred Seventy-Seven

January 19, 2017
5.01 Miles in 57:18
Mood: Discouraged
Soundtrack: The Mediocre Show / Judge John Hodgman

I pushed myself hard on my first run with injured ribs. I tried to do so again this morning, but I just didn't have it in me. I was tired, my side hurt, I was worried about slipping on snow, and I was monumentally slow. I was trying to push myself at the start, and still couldn't finish a mile at less than an 11 minute pace. That is embarrassingly slow, and I was actually trying to do well. I was just hurting and slow and tired. I ended up walking for huge chunks of the return trip from Ketring Park, and when I tried to push myself to start running again, I just struggled. I'm hoping that as I continue to heal and rest that I will improve, but this run was honestly discouraging. I didn't feel good doing it, and I only got in 5 miles of actual running if my glacial pace can actually be called running. I'll try again tomorrow, hopefully with better results. At least the sunrise was pretty.

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