I completed my longest run yet on Saturday, 2.25 miles. I was up and out the door before 8:00 a.m., because it was another hot day and also a busy one.
I learned a few things during this workout:
1) flies fly faster than I run.
1(a) bug repellent is washed off by sweat.
2) it's important to hit the bathroom just before going on a run. Otherwise, bouncing up and down and drinking water eventually create a situation where I am running and doing a potty dance like my kids used to do. Hopefully the neighbors were still sleeping. I wasn't sure if I would be able to make it home in time!
3) it's much harder to convince my mind than it is to convince my body. The last half mile was a bit of a struggle, and I wasn't sure if I would make it. But once I finished, I felt great!
This was a good weekend. I'm only four pounds away from my next milestone - almost 35 pounds lost! Even when the scale doesn't move that much, I can see the difference in how my clothes fit. If anyone had told me two months ago that I would happily be getting up extra early just to squeeze in a run, I wouldn't have believed it.