Blogger - what's good? Sorry I've been MIA. I took a break from a couple of things over the last 2 weeks. After finishing the half marathon, we decided that we'd take a break from running until January 1. I had a flash back to the time off between indoor track and outdoor track in high school. It was usually only a couple of weeks, but I could always feel the difference when practice started back up. On the one hand, I was sure my body would appreciate the rest. On the other, it's always a struggle to get started with your exercise routine when you stop.
With that in mind, I decided that I would run on 12/22 and 12/24. On 12/22, K and I went for our usual run on the road by my job. She took it out at a pretty fast pace. Well, it's fast for me. For her, it's literally a jog in the park. After 2 miles I was spent! She pulled ahead and I waved for her to continue on. That last mile was pure torture. At one point, about half way up a hill, I had to stop and catch my breath. I promise you my HR was close to 200. I really need to get a heart rate monitor. Garmin 405CX, anyone?
12/24 was a crazy day and I never made it back outside to run. I packed my workout attire, though! I give myself 28 cool points for making the effort. This day my co-worker was hacking up a lung, and gave me her germs. Booo. I spent 12/25 - 12/27 recovering from the plague. Perhaps I needed the rest, though. Last night I ran 3.1 on the treadmill and it didn't feel half bad.
I know that the new year is rolling around, and many people are making resolutions. I would imagine that exercise and diet are part of those resolutions. If you start exercising, and you have to miss a day or so, don't beat yourself up. Just don't let it turn into more than a week. :)