Not this girl!
Some people are born to play piano, some are great at chess and others make great runners. I have accepted that I am none of the above. I went running for the first time in about 20+ days and it was, how shall I put it, not pleasant. For one, it's still hot and humid out-not as bad as a month ago-but still a bit stifling for my taste. I think by September, I am just sick of the heat and humidity and am ready to move on to cooler times. Hopefully I can rejoice a bit in another month or so.
Anyway, I went out for a run this evening and it was a struggle right from the beginning. Since I haven't ran in awhile, my legs and lungs had to acclimate themselves to the whole process again and I only made 2.5 miles before I threw in the towel. It was not a stellar performance. Now, this is not me trying to get all down on myself (Megs...) I'm just stating facts. I know I will never be a natural-born runner and this process will always be a struggle for me. But, I think that's part of why I keep doing it. It's a challenge to get myself to push through 3 miles or more and I always feel proud of my accomplishments when I do achieve a running goal. It just sucks when I revert back to my early running struggles after taking too much time off. Note to Self...20 days is too long to go without running.
At least I am a swimming rock star :)