Aside from being sick in the middle of the week, I still managed to abide by my 2012 running goals: Record my mileage, not allow more than 2 days to come between runs, and work to regain HM shape.
I have been recording my runs, and even though I was down for the count with the barfs mid-week, I really only missed one planned run, and my weekly mileage was 18 miles. I'd been originally shooting for 22 miles, but 18 is fine, considering.
This morning, I capped off the week with an 8 miler. I was slow as heck, but I'm trying not to let it bother me (still does, though). I know I'll get faster the more consistent I am; I've done it before, and I can do it again. But, what's most important is that I got it done, and in all honesty, it felt great. We're enjoying some really temperate weather right now, so it was a PERFECT morning for a run. And for many reasons, I really enjoy running mid-distance runs of 8-13 miles: It feels like a challenge, but not too much of one. I get done and feel like I accomplished something, even if nothing else of significance gets done throughout the day.
On a random note, my Garmin 310 has been inaccurately recording my mileage for awhile now. I know most of my routes by heart, so I know when it's off. At first I thought it just always needed a fully charged battery, but that didn't seem to help. So, this morning, I left the 310 at home and took my bulkier, but more reliable, 305. Gotta love the 305!
Really, the only advantage to the 310 has been its size; otherwise, I have been completely disappointed in that Garmin. Maybe I should just sell it on eBay and exclusively rely on the 305. Anyone interested in an inconsistent (but lightweight!) 310? ;)