…Miles that is.  A new personal best for me as of late and taking it to the next challenge level.  I was apprehensive at first but I mapped out MyRoute and hit the pavement running.  Today was a little different from other days.  It was raining this morning and I had an early commute so the a.m. run just wasn’t happening.  Fortunately, by the time I returned from work it was sunny and I was ready to keep up my successful pace.  After about a mile my side started to cramp, a first for this challenge.  I breathed it out for a few blocks and it felt fine for the rest of the distance.  My next obstacle was the wind.  As I rounded the final mile, it was really blowing and head-on, which was hard on my lungs, but stuck it out and finished my route!  Feeling tired but accomplished, I did my stretches and am now taking advantage of some alone time while The All-Star gets artsy. I think I’ll read.  Haven’t done that in a while.

After my run, I grabbed a piece of cheese.  This was not a good idea.  The fat made my stomach uneasy.  As much as I think I know about food, and I still make bad choices.  It happens, I’m weak and human.  Next time I’ll opt for some fruit, a healthier decision.  Self forgiven.

Total miles run since day one…12.63.  Not bad.  I’m excited to see what the end number will be.

Today’s inspiration was shared with me by my lovely Aunt Retta who has a heart of gold and the strength of steel…

“The woman came out of man’s rib, not from his feet to be walked on, not from his head to be superior, but from his side to be equal.  Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.”

Thanks Aunt Retta, I love you!