Early winter a friend of mine asked a bunch of us to join her for a half marathon in Miami next weekend. I started to train for it but took on too much too soon and ended up hurting my back.
After a few weeks off I started up again but not as intense, and not enough to be able to run next Sunday.
However I am still in 'training' and trying to push myself within reasonable boundaries. So on Sunday I decided to tackle a 10k and run the perimeter of Central Park.
It was hard.
I'm not going to lie to you.
And I stopped every couple of kilometers to walk for a minute.
And at one point I think I saw a child who was taking his first steps pass me I was going so slowly.
But I did it. And next time it won't be so hard. And I might even run more than 10k.