I ran for the first time outside today. I did 3 miles in 30 minutes and 36 seconds. That averages out to just over 10 minutes per mile, almost a minute slower per mile than on the treadmill; but, you know what? I’m okay with that because I feel great...I knew I could make the transition from treadmill to real world running. my goal is to run a 5K (3.1 miles) in 30 minutes or less...I’m VERY close to that goal too can't wait to pick the 5K I want to run in march or April and cross that finish line and then frame my race number! I feel GREAT right now! I accomplished something I set out to do and i did it quite well. In fact, I did it better than I expected. I expected to have to stop and walk at least once because I've heard that running outside is so much harder than running on a treadmill that moves your feet for you. While I could tell the difference and it was a little harder, it wasn't as dramatic as some people made it out to be. I can't wait to do it again on Sunday!