This morning I slept in until 9:00 and it was beautiful! I am getting the idea though, that I should probably have a "perfect month" of early to bed, early to rise one of these months...
Today was Matt's first day back to the lab after the long weekend from heaven. :( I missed him. Lilly and I had a great day, though. We played in the sand, drove some smart cars and went for a long walk by the lake.
Around 10:00 I realized I still had a run to do. Honestly, I was kind of dreading it. I had a stomach full of about five chicken pods (I don't even know what they're called anymore. Matt called them chicken pods once and it stuck) and about half a gallon of water and I remembered too well my last night time run when I almost re-visited my first ever run. (See Ted's comment on day 1). I waited a bit for my stomach to settle, mapped a run along the road so it would be lighted and started off.
After the first block I realized that the road that goes around our complex has no lights whatsoever when I literally ran off the road because I couldn't see my own feet. I decided to turn onto the parking lot the first chance I got. After the fear factor was removed, it was a very fun run! I decided to add a little distance to the run that I mapped out since my parallel parking lot version was an inside track. It was not difficult and my body felt wonderful! When I got home I found out that my little addition brought me up to a 0.86 mile run. I've been doing about 0.5 miles so an unconscious increase was a happy surprise. The run took me about seven minutes.