Another month has come and gone. Towards the end of the month, I thought this would be the month of the 0.0 but I ended up running a grand total of 7 miles. All of which were this past week.
So instead of trying to come with a few hundred words about the 7 miles, I’ll tell you they were ok. I didn’t feel amazing and I didn’t feel terrible. I didn’t feel as if it was “the greatest comeback ever”. I probably ran about 10 minute pace but I have no idea. In fact, I don’t even know if it was 7 miles. It could be 6 or it could 8…Despite charging it, my watch still hasn’t gone for any runs with me. I just ran around my neighborhood until I felt sufficient.
Moving right along.
Rest Days: 14
In summary, the month was what I needed. It was a break from running and I didn’t try and compensate with doing a lot of cardio.
I gained weight, lost fitness, but my life moved right along. I know taking a break was the best thing I could have done and I have no regrets.
Life wise, I also had a lot going on that kept me busy and I didn’t miss running. I knew how burnt, when I could stand at the Broad Street 10 mile finish, watch the race and not feel sad I chose not to run.
It was a whirlwind month. I had both my dad and in-laws come visit in Early May. Then, my mother came and visited the following week.
After that, my husband came home mid May and spent a few days in New York. While in New York, I felt a slight twinge of exciement to run again. Not enough to actually run, but I had a little bit of excitement.
After having fun in New York City, we drove down to Virginia to see my brother Matt. Due to being stationed overseas, I hadn’t seen him since my wedding in April 2015. It was a great month, but such a busy month as well.
What’s on tap for June?
I am going to continue slowly build my base. I don’t have any major races in June but I will probably jump into a local race. I do plan to continue with strength and core classes because I’ve grown to enjoy them.
My husband and I are actually focusing more on nutrition this month so expect to see a few posts about that.
So in summary, it’s been a great 5 weeks but I’m also excited to get back into training. It’s not a feeling I’ve had in quite some time.
Questions for you:
How was your month of training?
Have you ever taken time off?