I have to wonder if an 8:30 p.m. start to running is the best choice I can make to fit exercise into an already heavy schedule of the day. But really, in all honesty, is there a better choice? I already confessed to trying a 5 a.m. start time…YUCK!

One of the advantages is that the sun is on its way down and the temperature is cooling off. Tonight I set out without any music…just me and my thoughts. I think I like the distraction of music better. The sound of my feet pounding against the pavement, in unison with the rhythm of my be breaths, isn’t as invigorating as I would’ve liked. Now it’s a game of mind over matter.

My calf muscles were a wee bit rebellious. I had to mentally remind them to relax. It continues to amaze me that my body actually responds to internal requests communicated via thoughts. Now, if only I could get the cellulite to disappear upon request, that’d be freakin’ fantastic!

I took a left turn instead of a right on the way home. I’m not sure if I extended my running distance and shortened it but I do know that the new scenery was a welcome sight. For that small brief bit, I was in a brand new land with new sights and sounds…enough to distract my mind for trying to decide what was the matter with my tired legs.

4K (ish) done. Tomorrow will be a dark and early start…too much on the Laurie-Do list tomorrow to fit it in at the end of the day. Cheers!