Yes it's very slow. Here are my excuses (I always have some):
1. It was crazy windy!
2. I had had a very busy weekend and I was ready to sleep all day
3. I hadn't actually run since Tuesday
Yeah, I know, not good excuses. But I'm proud that I got in 4 miles, no matter how long it took. I also went to the gym right afterward and did my strength training. I was very proud that I did both things I was supposed to. I even got in three strength training sessions during a holiday week.
That being said, yesterday and even today a little, I am very sore. It reminds me how I'm not where I was two months ago. I need to work up to that before I get to do these things without soreness. I'm going to stick with my 2 mile runs during the week and a 4 miler on the weekend until that feels good or until marathon training starts. Also, I'm making my return to Hip Hop Cycle tonight so we'll see how that goes. Going to try to also get in a 2 mile run and a strength training session as well.
This article from Runner's World reminded me how running brings out the best in people: