I woke up at 5:30 am this morning to tend to my two dogs and the "new family of five." I really wanted to get 9 miles in today so I finished my doggy duty and laced up my shoes! The weather was beautiful so I am glad I went for it! I ran one of my old familiar local routes and it felt like old times.
I was surprised at how an 8:30ish pace is starting to feel a bit easier for me. I didn't say it was easy but today it felt manageable. Getting back to this kind of pace without taking breaks has taken a lot of time for me and I was happy with myself today. I haven't felt this way in a while. I tried not to babysit the Garmin too much and just go with how I felt and an 8:20-8:30 pace was my comfort zone today.
Got any big plans for the weekend?
I have a busy weekend planned with lots of errands and a few fun activities.