Tuesday, moominmolly and I got up early and went for a "let's see where we are" run. I figured I'd be back in the early weeks of the couch to 5k plan that I love so much, so I was pleased to discover that running the 4 minute intervals that we did felt entirely doable.
So, my goal for today was to do run/walk intervals of 5/3/5/3/5, for a total of 15 minutes of running. Imagine my surprise and delight, then, when I discovered at 5 minutes that I felt good enough to keep going. And again at 10. And at 15. So I ran a total of 16:30, and I felt like I could have kept going, cardiovascularly, and decided to stop on the theory that I actually shoudl ease my body back into this by not pushing it and keeping myself to comfortable paces and distances for the next month.
But, seriously! How awesome is that? Runners had been telling me that once your body knows how to run, it's way easier to pick it back up than to start from scratch, but, honestly, I didn't believe them. Now, to be fair, I've lost :45 off my pace, but, hell, who cares?
Oh, and, of course, I'm reminded of the best part: After running, I feel awesome. I can do anything today. Just watch.