Now that I'm over unpacking (OK, there are still a couple boxes I haven't touched) I'm back to working out. I did 2.25 miles before I moved and felt great. I did have to take a step back, and believe me, I got frustrated. This building slow thing has never been for me. I've always been the "go go GO!" person. I want to do a 5k NOW, I wanted to be able to start planning races NOW, but I realized something on Tuesday that makes me feel better about building slowly.
My stamina sucks.
Yes I'm on the treadmill a lot, so I can play with different speeds. Let me tell y'all, upping my speed by just two clicks and I'm spent after a mile. Where has my stamina gone? I think I left it in Eugene in 2013, because I haven't found it yet. I know, I know, I couldn't run for a year and a half, and that does take it's toll. But when I moved to Dallas and decided to get back into shape, it wasn't this difficult. At least I don't remember it being this difficult.
So as much as I want to do a 5k, I'm not ready, either knee-wise or stamina-wise. I still need to take it slow and if I can build a good base, I can keep going.