I didn't run a step on vacation...well not a step in training anyway. There was the time I ran back to the car from the monorail station to get the stroller, and the time I had to run to the bathroom, and...well, you get the idea. I took my running gear and had all the good intentions but walking around and standing in lines all day in the hot sun just crushed my energy and after about the third day of no running I decided to stop even planning to run and just take the week "off."
Last night I showed up for Thirsty Thursday and still decided to attempt the 5000m time trial Mark and Dan were doing--I made it to about 2 miles before I realized I was having trouble even turning 90 second quarters, my legs were junk, and just stopped. It was a good wakeup call. Running is such a sport of routine and repetition, at least for me. I can't step onto a track after a week of no running (not to mention lots of standing, eating, drinking and general badness) and expect to do anything.
So here we are. Disney is over and the Trans Vermont Beer Run is July 22nd. Which means if I can't run sub 17 for 5k before about mid-July, it's probably not going to happen until the fall. That gives me about three months. I'm not sure it's possible in that timeframe but I should have a pretty good idea in a week or two once I shake off the rust from Disney and get some miles under my legs. It should be fun.