It was a slow run, but it was lovely out. I decided I can be vexed with how slow I was, or I can look at it as a starting point -- a point to look back on and be excited about how much I've improved when race day comes in May.
I choose the latter.
My goal for this race is to finish in good health. I may be a little slower than last time, but I may not. It's too early to tell. Quite honestly, I am making myself not care so much about the time.
I'm finding that getting back into regular exercise can be vexing if I allow myself to compare to where I was a while back. So, I'm choosing to remind myself every minute I spend doing intentional exercise is always better than the years I spent sitting doing nothing.
When I finished the run I felt good. My knee wasn't bothering me and I felt strong. So, no comparing. Just hard work and enjoying the fact that I got it done!
Because I may be slow, but I've got this. :)