On the bright side, I've begun to transition into morning runs, and now that I've started, I am very motivated to stick to it. I'm just too tired in the evenings and it's too easy to talk myself out of it. Going in the morning gets it out of the way, and has the added benefit of giving me bragging rights.
Now that the kids are back, my runs will likely be closer to 5:00am. I'm still tired/weaker in the morning, but I know my body will acclimate eventually.
So...here's to a strong start this week, even if last week was pathetic.