I decided to get my run in on Saturday this week (after taking a rest day on Friday) because I was afraid I would be too tired on Sunday to wake up and get it done (we went to the Penn State-Syracuse game Saturday afternoon/evening). I woke up early, although not as early as I wanted, and really pushed myself to actually get out the door (I was secretly hoping that one of my kids would wake up and give me an excuse to stay home). But, I managed to get out of the house. I never really found my rhythm. I'm not sure if was the super-high humidity, my poor nutrition and lack of water the day before or just me, but each time I kind of kind into it, it didn't last long. In all, I took my first walking steps at around 5.5 miles and walked a bit here and there after that, but I managed to go the distance. For you runners, on an out-and-back, why does it always seem that you are always going UPHILL? Yikes, I did not enjoy many downhills yesterday at all. Even still, my time is definitely improved because with the walking I still averaged a 10:14/mile pace. I'll be tackling 10 miles again next weekend so hopefully I fare much better (and the humidity stays away). Oh, and my bonus for yesterday was the lingering heat I felt all day from the run while tailgating outside Met Life stadium, playing with my kids. By the time we made it into the stadium, I felt like I looked after the run!