|July 24 - just a little over 3 miles|
Coffee pot started, mailbox key pinned to my running shorts, a slug of water, start the Garmin GPS watch....then just go. Don't even take the time to think about it.
|July 27 - 4.5 miles|
The first mile is usually the worst. But then, as I move along, get in the groove, it gets better. The roosters are crowing off in the distance, neighbors are just starting to rouse, getting their newspapers from the end of their driveways, walking their dogs. A few "regulars" are out there walking or riding their recumbent bicycles. We greet one another with familiarity as we go about our morning routines.
|July 30 - just under 4 miles|
We're almost two months past the summer solstice and, as Earth makes her way around the sun, tilted on her axis, the days are getting shorter. It's dark at 6 AM now, which means I'm usually treated to a nice sunrise somewhere along my running route.
|August 2 - just a little over 4 miles|
Squirrels and rabbits are up and about, and the golfers are just starting to tee up for their first hole as I'm finishing up my morning run.
|August 4 - 5.5 miles|
It's all about keeping the fitness level somewhat in line until the race season fires up again in the fall. Just gotta stay somewhat aerobically fit until that first race on my calendar comes around. That will be a half marathon in Philadelphia in mid-September. Just gotta start ramping up the miles again in preparation...just gotta.