We're on the backside of one of the coolest springs we've ever seen in our 11 years in Southwest Florida and of course I waited until last weekend to run a race. I just wasn't motivated for the most part of the spring. Coming off my injury in January my training while steady, was painfully slow. It felt terrible to waste such a great winter and spring but my heart just wasn't in it.
I had really wanted to run a 5K in April. The urge to sleep in on Saturdays overwhelmed my desire to race. Then came May and there really aren't many good races to run. Even though I had Memorial Day off, I skipped that race too. The desire to sleep in was just too strong.
So finally, last Saturday, I entered the Fort Myers Track Club's Membership Run. It was just a mile from the house so it meant I could get the maximum amount of z's in, before heading over to lace em' up. The Czarina came along and so did the son-in-law Vlad.
Anyway, it felt good to get one under the belt after 6 months of race avoidance. I doubt that I will run anymore races this summer (yes, they actually exist in our summer sweat box) because I don't want to drown in a pool of my own perspiration. I swear I'll be back in sub 22 minute shape by next fall, really!