Mileage for May – 20.82 running, 11 walking. Total 31.82.
May will be known as the month of comeback and challenges. I got my mileage in to stay on track for May totals, but I had a few rough runs for the first third of the month. I’m not sure if it was the warmer weather or if I pushed myself too hard, but I was having issues keeping a reasonable heart rate for running that caused me to walk a lot more. One evening I was running two miles and I had to slow to a 15 minute mile pace that night. It was a rough go the first 20 days of May, which included my race for the month. I honestly was questioning why I run, but I don’t give up on things I love that easily.
Thank goodness the last 11 days of the month got much better. I even got in my first 4 mile run in two months at a 13:29 pace. It was an unusually cold morning with temps in the low 50s, but it was the confidence booster that I needed.
I’m still working to finish Yoga Camp and I’d like to finish this by the end of June. I’ve also started making Pump part of my routine two days a week. I can feel my strength improving and I know this will help me improve my running.
I know I need to be patient given May was a comeback month and the first hot temperatures of the year. I kept at it and worked through a rough few weeks! Keep it up no matter what challenges you face, y’all!