It's pretty cold here today and even cooler by the lake I run around. Jack has a little stuffy nose so I left him at home while I went for a morning run. Each time I run, I use the walk to the lake as my warm-up and start running once I get to the lake. I usually stop to walk 2 or 3 times. I've been increasing the first stretch little by little every time. There are 3 hills, all in the last third of the run, and I usually walk up these. My goal for today was to see if I could make it to the first hill without stopping and then I would walk up it. Not only did I make it, but I ran up the hill! In fact, I ran up all the hills and didn't stop to walk once the entire run! Granted, it's only 1.33 miles, but it felt amazing! I don't know if it was because I was sans stroller. In fact, I didn't take anything with me. I was sans keys, phone, bottle, everything. It was just me and the cool outdoors.
The runner in me has been unleashed.