Yes, my socks match my shoes. I'm a nerd like that. They also matched my shirt.
I wanted to make sure my Garmin still worked so I attempted to load the satellites before I drove to my favorite path to run. They eventually loaded, but it took a while.
Once the satellites were ready to go, I started off in my favorite direction. It felt so good to be running again, to be on the path and see other runners and cyclists and feel the sun. I felt so happy and free and that all was right in the world. The first 1.5 miles went quickly, and soon enough I turned around to head back in the opposite direction. I started to feel a little tired near the end, and can tell I have not run in a month. But, mostly I felt strong and optimistic. When I was done, I reviewed my splits and was amazed at what I saw:
I didn't feel like I was going nearly that fast.
I'm happy to be back, and look forward to many, many more happy miles in August.