Oh, hello. Yes, yes it has been two weeks since I posted an entry. I didn't choose the title of this series lightly. But I don't take this renewed effort to get back into half-marathon form lightly either. It's just that the running gods saw fit to flatten me with a weird flu-ish chest coldy thing just as I was getting back into the running groove.
Today was the first day I felt capable of forcing the lungs and legs back into their involuntary servitude. Thankfully, the weather was mild. Though it was quite dark still at 5:50, and the skies spat at me a bit, it was a relatively pleasant morning for a run. I did my standard wimpish 1.2 miles, though at an arguably more respectable pace this time - roughly a 10:25 minute mile.
The short term goal is to churn out similar runs on Thursday and Saturday and then a 2+ miler on Sunday. The long term goal is to be running 4 comfortably for my Sunday "long runs" by year's end. This is doable. If I can stay semi-healthy, anyway!