Do you see that face? That is a happy (and tired) face, my friends!
I don't know what got into me tonight, but I was determined to make this run a good one. Stepped out the door in the 106 heat (oy) and set off.
Legs felt a little stiff, but they always do for about the first mile. I was smart this time and brought my handheld. Stopped after 1.5 miles to take a drink of water and then started off again. Didn't take a walk break until 2.25 - and that was my only walk break!
I would like to think Smokey Robinson & The Temptations for getting me through the final stretch. Ain't Too Proud to Beg (one of my kareoke go-tos) came on & i powered through!
Final time - 39:05! Average mile - 13:02!
I'm getting there slowly but surely! I realize most of you can whip out a 13:02 average with 10 pound weights attached to your ankles. But that time is faster than ol' fatty mcgee has seen in a while!
Saturday calls for 5 miles - now I'm getting nervous.