Today was a really good day for a run, and I took full advantage. It was my first run in a week (last week’s concert and travel plans got in the way), and even though I ran the same distance (3.7 miles – I’m slowly getting my distance back up) as last Monday, today I ran it SO much faster. I can identify four things that were different today:
- The weather was PERFECT: mid to upper 50s and overcast. Last week was pretty cold. Right about 55 degrees is my favorite temperature for running. I would have been happy with some sunshine, but it wasn’t necessary.
- I had two cups of Yorkshire tea before my run, so I was fully caffeinated. I usually run in the mid-afternoon, long after any caffeine I’ve had has worn off.
- I was wearing my new sports bra.
- I was wearing my favorite running pants.
Honestly, I think the bra and pants are what made the difference. Of course, then I went on a nearly 5-mile walk with John and OH MY GOD I ACHE. What the hell? We were walking. I feel old.