This weekend I participated in the Al’s Run and Walk for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. It was really something to see the turnout, about 14,000 people were there to run or walk to support the hospital. I did the 5K walk, although there was also an 8K walk as well. With this being one of my first walks I opted for the shorter version. I finished it in about 50 minutes or so. Once I got home from the walk I wanted to go for a run, although my lungs just weren’t seeming up to it, which really surprised me since I had gone for a run the previous morning and did great. I’ve been getting over a cold, so maybe that has something to do with it, not just a head cold, but it’s been in my lungs too.
Tonight I also went for a run, although I ran into similar issues where I just couldn’t go as long. I had eaten dinner around 4:30, and went out around 6:30. I’m thinking I should have either waited to eat, or waited longer to run. Tomorrow it’s supposed to rain, so I’m not planning on getting out to run since I have some things to get done around the house, but Tuesday I’m going to get out again, hopefully the outcome will be better. I felt like I was doing so well for a while, and now I feel like I’m starting out again. It looks like when I’m actually running I’m keeping a 12:00 min/mi pace, it’s just keeping that going without walking that I’m striving for.