I took my run outside today.
It was nice after work. The sun was still shining and it was a decent temperature. So instead of the YMCA, I headed home to throw on some shorts and my running shoes before heading out.
The 3.5 miles I covered? It was the same route I took last week. And actually it wasn't too bad. I only took two short walk breaks. Granted, I'm still slow (I averaged about an 11:30 minute mile), but I happened to look down at my watch when I finished. And I was excited. I finished the 3.5 miles almost two minutes quicker this week. That made me happy and reminds me that 10 minute miles are possible for me again. Someday.
Afterwards I headed out on my bike for a short 4.5 mile bike ride. I didn't really need the bike ride, my training plan wasn't calling for it, but I didn't want my bike to feel neglected. And it was still sunny outside. It was windy, but it was sunny. I can deal with the wind, unless it decides to try to blow me off my bike, which it tried to do midway through the ride today. But I didn't let it. I kept biking on.
Now it's time for a shower. Because I'm still kind of sweaty and gross. And afterwards? I'm debating between settling in with a book, "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI: 1933-1934" or in front of the TV to watch 27 Dresses. I'm not sure what I'll choose yet.