Getting up and out of bed wasn’t very easy for me. My leg muscles were tired from yesterday’s unusual exertion and I had one of the worst nights of sleep in months. I woke up no less than 4 times and the last time I was drenched in sweat. Weird. Looks like I may take a nap later today.
I hit the track around 5:30AM this morning better prepared. I had sync’d my iPod with our Mac at home which has a much better music selection and I even brought a bottle of water with me. The walk home yesterday was awful without water. I did a full lap to warm up the muscles and walked a half a lap as a cool down. Everything seemed in working order, so I pushed on with the idea of running two laps before a cool down. I pushed that aside when I felt strong starting the third lap and continued all of the way through lap four–one mile!
The one mile point is psycological benefit. It *feels* like a real accomplishment. Next stop, two miles!