Okay, today I re-evaluated my running situation. It turns out that I can still run if it is:
While this is frustrating, I’m not mad about plodding along for a solid 45 minutes on the treadmill listening to podcasts and watching HGTV; I still worked up a good sweat. My last few outdoors runs (in the hills and heat, and I’m awful at pacing) have been disasters, so I’m glad I don’t need to chuck my running shoes into the trash. I’m happy with not winning any awards for speed, if I can just keep my mileage up. Today’s run was 3.5 miles, just slowly.
In other news, yesterday’s bit of core HIIT has left my abs sore. Seriously? I guess I need to work on them more, jeez.