I don't know why I thought I'd be able to just hop back into exercising again and not feel like a total wreck. Today I attempted another 5k and ended up doing 2 miles in 25 minutes, 41 seconds. So that's a little less than a 13 minute mile. At this point, I will finishing the 5k run portion in, um, never.
And honestly, I'm not out to set any records. I just want to complete it. And gasping for air at the 2 mile mark at little more than the average speed of a quick walk is a little disappointing. I know it's only Day 2. I just expected a little more of myself.
On a positive note, I'm only minimally sore from yesterday's running/swimming. And I clocked the distance around my neighborhood, down the street, and in and out of the other little neighborhoods at 4.2 miles. So I can do 5 of those and be at 20 miles. I'm excited to try that...and see if I suck as much at riding as I do at running...
Oh, well. Onwards and upwards. At least I did something today :) Yay, me!