I didn't get the chance to do much running over the weekend, so come Monday I knew I wanted to hit the gym. After I got off work I drove over to the gym and ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes. It was an okay run and then I came home and continued on with my evening. Tuesday morning I wanted to go for a run before work around my neighborhood, but I just couldn't get out of bed early enough and I had to start work early yesterday so that would have meant an even earlier wake up. So, this morning I was determined to get my butt out of bed for a morning run, and I did!
It was a great run. The weather was just right (mid-60s), the sun was coming up, it was just a really nice morning. As I was running I thought to myself, 'this is way easier and better than the treadmill'. I was using the Nike running app on my phone and about 5 minutes into the run I decided to take a look and see how I was doing. According to the app, i had gone .05 miles in 5 minutes. Now, I am not the fastest runner but even walking I can go more than.05 miles in 5 minutes, So, I turned off the app and just decided to run until I felt like it (and until it was time to be home and get ready for work). I ended up running farther then I do on the treadmill and faster! This was definitely a great start to the day and I now know that I need to make more of an effort to get out of bed in the morning and start the day off right. (and maybe get a Garmin Forerunner 10 watch to better track my run). Have a wonderful day everyone!