It’s been a year since I last ran. Suffering with burnout from running and non stop training for the last 8 years, I was toying with the idea of giving myself a break from running. Back in April of 2020, the California State Parks (including my training ground) closed due to the pandemic, and that solidified my decision to stop running.
Fast forward to today, well rested, antsy, and bored of walking as a form of exercise, I finally went for my first run in a year. The muscle memory is there, but cardiovascularly I’ve taken a step back. Three miles was all I was willing to hammer out. The plan is to rebuild the base in the next 6 weeks before I start training for Boston, which is on 10/11. As a Gemini, the lazy twin’s goal is to just complete the marathon, but the competitive twin’s goal is to re-qualify for 2022. We’ll see which twin wins at the end.