I tried, I really did. With stepping onto the treadmill for my warm up mile (which I was going to walk), I was super excited about being back the gym! It was my time, no kids, no husband, though I still had my cell phone (being a mom, you are "on call" 24/7, right?). And right away the troubles began. It first started with a stitch in my side, so I lowered my pace to a 3.8. And when my warm up lap was over, I ramped up the speed to a "fast turtle" speed of 4.8, which would still allow me to be on track for a pace of 11:42, the time my workout called for. However, the personnel at the gym must not have realized that it is still August in Kentucky, and the air was almost non-existant today. I was sweating buckets, and at mile 2 (that included the warm up mile) I was DONE! There was no way I could make 5 miles today.
So I am swapping Monday and Friday's workouts---today counts as my easy run. Hopefully the rest of the week will be a little better???