I run very little in the past few week. A week ago, I started back up with a treadmill run. It was difficult but I wasn’t all that surprised. Unfortunately, things haven’t gotten a whole lot easier. My last few runs have been quite the struggle for me, and today was no different.
I made a concerted effort to get away for a run during today’s lunch hour. I decided to take on the a popular running path near my work which referred to as “the dish.” From my office door, around the loop, and back is 5.7 miles. The loop segment is hilly, paved, and always busy.
I shouldn’t have been surprised to find this run a challenge. Actually, I expected that I would be out of breath for the hilly loop segment. But being out of breath right from the start was a bit disconcerting, but that didn’t stop me from giving it a good fight. I plan to keep doing just that until it find my happy pace once again.
I am looking forward to the return of runs that should be easy being, just that: easy. Perhaps it will be tomorrow. Perhaps not until next week. It needn’t matter. Until then, I’ll just put one foot in front of the other and trudge on.