It was my first run since last Saturday and although physically it didn't feel all that great, nor was it very long or very fast, emotionally it was just what I needed. Just that short amount of time by myself to clear my head as I literally ran into the sunset made it so that I will be able to cope with all (well at least most) of the "fun" this long weekend will bring. I won't run today or tomorrow, but hope to get back into the full swing of things (well, at least to run all week) beginning Monday.
Next Saturday, I have my first "official" race (of the non-virtual type), post baby. It's just a little 5K close to where my parent's live and I can't even check previous years' results so I have no idea what to expect. Emme and Calvin will be participating in a 1/2 mile kids' run and they are super excited... it should be fun to watch how they do. My dad is running it too (the 5K not the kids' run), be he is just getting back into shape after a pretty long hiatus, so I'm not sure what his goals are.
To be completely honest, I'm not sure what my goals are either. Before taking all of this past week off, I was hoping to run it really fast and PR... maybe even place in my age group (this will be my first race in the 30-34 group), or better. Now, I'm merely hoping to be in a condition by next Saturday where I can run it and at least feel good for doing so... I'm pretty sure unless something drastic happens over the next 6 days a PR is out of question. I guess I'll just have to see how things go.