…And boy did it suck.
I probably shouldn’t be so hard on myself as it was on par with how I started out last season, but I started cramping up about a quarter of the way through and it threw off the whole session.
At first I feared my leg conditioning took a step back to before I started karate classes. Time was, any real distance at a brisk walk would cause the outside of my calves to seize up. Fortunately the cramping is already clearing up, so I’m confident that’s not the problem. With luck it’s something simple, like I didn’t drink nearly enough water today (which I didn’t) and it’s just standard muscle cramps. It could also just be the couple pounds I gained back over the winter.
My pace may have been less than desirable, but I did make it through my minimum target distance of 3 kilometers. I’ve also got my Nike+ set up for the new season and my goal established, so I’ve got something to shoot for. Just getting out there and breaking the seal is important, and here on out it’s just a matter of developing the habit again.
Onward and upward.