Okay, wow, sorry, 3 posts in one day. This is the last one for today, I promise! So, today’s run was FANTASTIC!! I felt great and strong and not tired even in the slightest. My original plan was to run 7 miles, however at mile 4 I noticed my average pace was getting faster as opposed to the usual dropping off. So, I thought, maybe I’ll run 8? Then I was like, nooo, that’s silly, I don’t want to run 8, I’ll just run 7 like I planned. Then, I got to mile 4.5 and was like, well…maybe I can run 7.5. Yea, I’ll run 7.5. Then, I was like, well, I can go to the turnaround for my 8 mile route and I can always stop when I get to mile 7.5 if I want to. I fully gave myself permission to stop and walk any time after I reached the 7 mile mark. Mile 7 came and went and I was still going strong. I finished with my final time being over 7 minutes faster than the 8 miles I ran last Sunday. What a difference! That’s a HUGE difference! I’m very happy with the end result of today’s run. I felt like I could run forever today. I really did. In fact, I *briefly* toyed with the idea of doing 9 miles. Yea, you read that right. I decided against it for now though. 9 miles will come soon enough, but I’m not looking to make that bump in mileage before the middle of next month. But I think my body’s ready for it and can handle it just fine.