I realized that I never posted anything after my "Where's my Motivation?" blog post. I just wanted to quickly say that I am still running. I have a few ups and downs but for the most part I run 2-2.5 miles every other day or so. I "was" getting faster until I had a lil vacation. In fact one run I lowered my mile pace to like 10:30 which so far is my fastest pace.
I just returned from my week vacation in Indiana. I ran the Tuesday morning I left followed by a run Thursday down good ol' Clover Rd. Then.... ummm... well I guess vacation got in the way and I didn't hit the pavement until I came home. So today was my first run back after taking 5 days off. I'm not going to lie- my legs felt a little more like lead than flesh and bones. I told myself to just get out and run- do the best I can today and I'll get back to running 2.5 miles again in no time. I managed to run a little over 1.5 miles. So I think tomorrow I'll build it back up to 2 miles and then increase again from there.
My plan at the moment is to figure out how long of a run it is to my pool and start running and swimming. My draw back at the moment is that if I run to the pool than how do I get back home? I am sure after some training I could probably run back home... but my problem there is it's a little time consuming. That's a chunk out of your day- right? So we'll see if that idea pans out or not. Maybe I'll ride my bike instead and then throw in some running days. I definitely need to add one or the other into my exercise routine.