Beautiful morning in Hot Springs, Arkansas for a run. I ran a flat 6-mile loop out from my parents home along an old Arkansas highway, and for the first time in a week, I picked it up a little to see how my post-marathon legs would respond. The results were good:
2 Miles at 7:00 (including a half-mile offroad and a quick climb over my parents' locked gate);
2 Miles 6:30; and
2 Miles at 6:20 (including a quick return climb over my parents' locked gate and a half-mile offroad);
Fun little run that I both needed and enjoyed. My Mom is cooking two chocolate pies tonight for my Dad's birthday, and I've committed to taking down at leat half a pie, maybe more...it's an understatement to say that I'm excited.