I woke up well rested this morning after 8 hours of sleep!
I waited until daylight to go run. I'm going to be running soon enough in the dark all the time. I checked the outside temperature-to my surprise, it was 59 degrees! Okay, shorts and short sleeves today!
My it was humid, as it had rained over night, just felt like a typical Ohio summer day out there.
My lower back was really tight today, I must have slept funny. It was quite painful for the first mile, and that mile was slow, as I even stopped to try and stretch it out.
Then Scooter the dog joined me at the top of a hill (that I ran up!) and mile 2 was kind of slow. Imagine a bloodhound poking at your legs, crossing in front of you, biting your arm (gently). I had to just keep scolding him and telling him to run.
The body warmed up and I ran up most of the hills, just walked the two biggest ones. But the hour beeped on me, before the Amish farm, and I was kind of surprised, I felt I was going faster.
I finished in 1.22, so just a few minutes slower than my "average" 1.20 for 6.4 miles, so I think I put some more energy into those last two miles. Good run today. I'm going to work at getting some more sleep this week too.