- I'm back out running short distances (3-6 miles) and plan to build up again very gradually.
- I'm pleasantly surprised that I can still do anything after such a long break, although holding a 9:30 pace is hard and if left to my own devices I've been drifting over 10:30.
- The knee has been OK; naturally I'm aware of it and it doesn't quite feel 100% right, but definitely has not been giving actual pain.
I'm feeling a little bit cheated because conventional wisdom states that exercise gives you more energy, rather than leaving you feeling wrung out like a wet rag at the end of the day. And clearly, 29 minutes of running should not exactly be a Herculean effort.
One of my 2010 goals is to run a half marathon in under 2 hours: at the moment that's looking like a large hill to climb.
How about you - do you find exercise gives you more energy, or does it leave you yearning for a nap?
Cartoon found here, original source unknown, sorry.