Today was my 1st run post injury where I averaged under 8 minute miles!!! Small victories go a long way these days! :) I ran 4.25 miles in 33:52 (7:58 pace ) – miles were 8:04/8:03/8:09/7:42 – whoowoo!
I do think part of it had to do with being awake for a bit before I ran. It’s always hard for me to get going in the 5am hour of the morning when I’ve been awake for about 15 minutes before I head out the door! I’d been awake on and off since about 5:45 and when my middle came in at 6:30 asking for help with something, I got up. I helped her, got dressed to run, put away the clean dishes from last night, piddled around, and then headed out to run around 7am.
As I said – it’s the small victories – the little steps that make me feel even a tad bit closer to the runner that I know I can be. I long to be back. To train. To run hard. To resume my secret life of hard core running in the dark! It’s coming folks. I can feel it!