Taking a break from training really sucks. Depending on how long the break is it can feel like your starting over.
3 weeks ago illness ran through the house. First it was my wife and daughters, which meant coming straight home after work and taking care of them. Then later in the week I wasn't feeling great.
Last week I got back to the running. It was tough going though. After being out just a week I lost all my motivation to even go to the gym. I think the only reason why I forced myself to go was because my girls had swim lessons and I needed to waste time between work and when it started.
I ran my typical 5 k and surprisingly I wasn't any slower than I was before but it was rough. I was tired, got shin splints, etc. by mile two I was ready to quit. Somehow my body always goes into automatic mode once I hit mile 3 though. It wasn't until this past Monday that I really was feeling ok with my run. I think I could have gone a lot farther but I had to get to lessons.
Again I'm on a bit of a break. I have not been back. I was either busy and starting Wednesday night I was not feeling well again. I really hope I can get back soon.
Surprisingly I have not gained any weight back. I have lost 3-4 pounds and really have been eating pretty badly the last few weeks.
As I mentioned above we have been sick a lot the last few weeks. Poor Libby, our 9 month old) has had a constant cold just about all winter. Normally I enjoy winter, but I'm so ready for it to be over if only so the four of us can get healthy.