I am a runner.
If you read my log on week nine you will see that I declared I could do this.
Turns out I can’t always do this.
But here’s the kicker. I am OK with this.
I had been sick. I mean really sick. The time between my runs was thirteen days. 13!
I didn’t even realize this until I looked at my run log and counted the days.
Week 10 runs were supposed to be three 15 minute intervals with one minute of running between.
So after almost two weeks of no running, or any exercise, I was unable to complete the work out.
OK, let me clarify. I was unable to run the entire time allotted for running.
I ran the whole 15 minutes during the first interval. During the second interval I think I made it about 10 minutes before I had to walk. After that I would run until I couldn’t, then I would walk for a minute or two and run again. I did this for the whole time interval.
When I was done I thought “I failed” and “I cheated” but I realized those are inaccurate.
I did not fail because I did not quit. I might have slowed down but I did not quit. It is not cheating to listen your body and knowing your limits.
I thought I would go back Monday, but decided that I needed a break and will go back on Tuesday night. After that much time off, I need to ease myself back.