How soon you forget all of the pings and pain that you pushed through early on in training. After only a half mile, the muscles in my lower legs ached. Almost a welcomed feeling. Your first thought is to stop, but then you remember. In the past it took to get to mile 3 sometimes before that pain went away.
That was my cue to push through it.
Today with the wind chill well below 0 Fahrenheit, I gathered up my gumption and headed to the Y. Not being a member and not wanting to spend precious time filling out forms, I bargained with the clerk to let me do the treadmill today and I’ll come back with forms filled out tomorrow.
Because I am starting from 3+ years of doing nothing, I walked 2 miles at a pace of 3.4 miles per hour. Could have gone another mile but not going to push it for today.
It felt pretty good and I just kept telling myself, “Be patient it will all come back in time.”
I don’t plan to spend all of my time at the Y, but on days like this, I’ll now have some where to go that is close to home.
I love winter.
Will be back out there soon enough. For now, the treadmill is my friend.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.