Wow. It has been a long time since I have run... or written about running.
My trip to Florida went well. Lots of business taken care of, but not a whole lot of time to relax. That's okay, though. I didn't really have the opportunity to run, either, which I was worried about. I'm a little disappointed about that. I scoped out the area around the new apartment complex, though, and saw a couple great places to run. I'm definitely excited about that.
I got back LATE Wednesday night and have worked all day every day since then (except Saturday when I had other plans after work that still kept me busy until late), until last night. I got off work at 5 and didn't work extra hours or have other plans. I finally got to go running again. I feel like I keep reiterating the need for me to make running a priority in my life. It's hard when I miss one or two days, because then I just can't get myself to run again. However, if I run regularly, it really is so much easier to keep going. That's just something that I've thought of.
I'm really disappointed that I haven't run in any races this summer yet. I'm not sure that I will be able to. I REALLY want to, though. Hmph. I need to find one to run, desperately.
Last night, running was pretty tough. It was exhausting... and I've been having a lot of pains lately at work in one of the muscles in my butt. I'm not sure what it is, but it started hurting when I was running yesterday. I probably should have stopped, but I walked for a little bit and then pushed myself harder than I should have, considering the pain almost made me buckle over for a moment. I feel okay today and I can walk. The first time that it started hurting, I was at work and lifting heavy boxes. I'm a little worried about it, but I'm not sure what there is to do about muscle pains, rather than to take time off. I already have taken time off.
I didn't run very far yesterday, either. With the pain in my butt and the time that has past since I have last run, I figured that I should take it easy a little. I pushed myself harder than I probably should have, but my distance and time were fairly slow. I'm not complaining about it, just pointing out that I was able to take it a little easy. I'm glad for that.
I'm excited for warm weather. :) It's wonderful out. After work today, I'm hoping to get to go for a long run. It has been really hot out though, so it might be tough getting used to the heat.
Goal: 1000 miles/365 days
So far: 324.93 miles/197 days
To go: 675.07 miles/168 days