Made all the way to the trail, and then realized that I left my headphones on the kitchen counter. No worries, I've been progressing along quite nicely, and really enjoy all the nature. So, I wasn't put off about having to do a solo run (sans Laura). I have been adding extra runs with each session since I started. Even though I was supposed to do Wk7 R2 today, I had already run for 35 minutes twice on the previous run. I decided to focus on distance instead of duration.
Today I set a goal to run for 2.6 miles (because that's one of the distance markers on the trail0, and not worry about how long it takes me to achieve it. I have never run for that distance before, and I am an extremely slow runner. Well, I did it....twice (I have to get back to the parking lot, you know). I think it took me about 35 minutes each time...or maybe even longer. I don't care. My aim for the remaining seven runs is to reach the 3.1 mile (5k) mark, and I am pretty sure that I can do it.
I feel really energized, enthusiastic, encouraged, empowered, exhilarated, ecstatic, enlightened, etc. Uh, I can't think of any more adjectives that start with an E right now. Oh yes I can, just like the old song goes, "I'm so EXCITED, and I just can't hide it".