Even though my heart was still heavy in the wake of everything that happened yesterday, I knew I needed to hit the pavement and run out my frustrations. Running always helps me deal with whatever I’m feeling. I don’t run with ear buds for safety reasons and also to be with my thoughts.
I wanted to improve on my pace from last week and was aiming for about a 8:45 min/mi pace. I picked a more familiar route and quickly found myself in the zone completely focused.
My average pace improved to 8:37 min/mi from 8:58 min/mi. I still have a ways to go to get back to where I was but it’s a promising start.