Remember how on Sunday I ran 1.7 miles straight? Well, this afternoon I did 2.0 miles! To be honest, I'm not sure that I have ever in my entire life run two miles without stopping. My pace was still 5mph (12 minute miles), but I ran for 24 minutes--another personal record--so I'm not disappointed. At this point, I'm working on endurance more than speed anyway.
For most of the run I was in "the zone". (I finally know what that is now!) I was sort of singing along--in a gaspy sort of way--to the songs on my MP3 player. The sun broke through the clouds behind me, casting everything in a golden light. I watched leaves flutter freely to the ground. A couple of birds soared over my head. Most of the run was like that.
The last three blocks were the hardest. I could see the end, but it felt so far away!
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
When I crossed my imaginary finish line, I think I would have done a little dance if I hadn't been so busy trying to keep my lunch down.
Note to self: Never eat two big tacos for lunch on running days.