4th consecutive run back from can't-remember-December -- stats say 4.22 km and 8:18 average pace -- and one km at 7:31 (!!!!) (when I started I was over 9 minutes per km). So my break didn't break me and that feels great. 35 minutes.
The weather is horrible -- the whole day is twilight, with a light drizzle and a thin coating of snow on the ground that's also kind of ice and kind of slippery. The river has little slicks of ice, kind of dirty and sad. But my new vow is that every other day, if I can run (i.e. if it's not a blizzard or the snow too deep to be safe), then I will run. The regularity is really important for me.
Today I had robot legs -- my mind just drifted away, and as always as soon as that happens I start to feel this second gear kick in -- I feel stronger, my lungs work better, my legs seem to push harder, l lean in and relax -- it's so enjoyable!! Does anyone else feel this?
Happy new year running!