Saturday didn’t start out great. I got up early to get my run in before working for a couple hours in the afternoon. I remembered just as I was about to leave that I’d forgotten to charge my Garmin before going out. I usually stick it on the charger at least a few minutes before running because it finds the satellites quicker right off the charger. Well I forgot to do that today but figured there’s still plenty of charge. But the battery was dead! Sometimes I forget to turn it off after I’m done with it so the battery dies. But I’m sure I turned it off last time. This makes me afraid that my Garmin is on its last legs. It is four years old, so I’ve certainly gotten my money’s worth, but a new Garmin isn’t in the budget now!
I tried waiting a few minutes for the Garmin to charge, but it didn’t charge enough. I was going to map a route on the computer and try that, but I’m not really in a place right now where I can run without my Garmin. And as I was about to map a route, Allie woke up.
Allie’s been sick since Thursday. She seemed better last night, but she was still sick this morning. The reason I needed to get my run done early was to spend time with Allie because Doug had sick kid duty yesterday. And spend time with her, I did… I got to give her a bath after she puked the first time! Poor baby. She tries to be in a good mood, but she’s sick. And she’s getting old enough to understand more of whats going on too.
So… I didn’t run this morning. But after the run I ended up with this afternoon, it was good that I didn’t get to it this morning! I had limited time this morning but not in the afternoon. I was setting out to run 4 miles again, but I was hoping to run 4.5 or 5 miles. Well I was having my usual hard time in the second mile but I made myself slow down. And wow did it make a difference! Suddenly I felt great and knew Ihad a good shot at getting those 5 miles in. And when my route ended up a tad long, I ran a little extra and ended up with 5.5 miles.
Woo hoo! No more worries or mental games! This is about where I wanted to be when I started running again two weeks ago. I wanted to be back to previous mileage after two weeks, but when I had such a hard time last week I gave myself three weeks instead. My goal for a “long” run this week was 4. And my goal for next week was going to be 6. But with 5.5 today, I’m going to run 7 next week and get progressing in my training.
I broke through the mental part this week and logged 14.5 miles, my longest mileage week since I sprained my ankle. Its funny to look at my montly mileage since spraining my ankle. My monthly miles from October to now: October 102.1, November 0, December 23, January 34.5, February 39 and March so far 25. Hopefully from here on out I’ll build the miles and maybe get to 100 again!