Total distance: 1.02 miles
I was pleasantly surprised to find my pace was much better today than it had been for the previous run. I had no intentions of setting out for a long run tonight – after an afternoon consisting of an air-conditioned Netflix binge, it was really kind of a compromise to myself to at least do something. I mean, I could have continued to sit on the couch and watch TV, but given my lackluster performance on the trail earlier in the week, I decided that a short run was better than no run, so off I went.
My legs felt better today, and I could have possibly gone further if I'd really wanted to – but, that was the kicker. I didn't want to. I just wanted a little bit of a success to rebuild to where I'd been before the race on Saturday, which, for whatever reason, seemed to have knocked me backwards in my progress. Something was better than nothing, and if I'd had my way, I probably would have done just that: nothing.