It is an absolutely gorgeous morning out there today! At 73 degrees with a very light breeze, it was magnificent to be out running. A little more shade on my route would have made my excursion perfect, with the possible exception of making it more difficult for the GPS to track my distance (I'm pretty sure I picked up at least two more satellites compared to Monday, and I didn't notice the signal being lost even once). If you live in the Des Moines area, I suggest you get out and enjoy the day at the earliest possible opportunity.
I squeaked out 1.74 miles in 23 minutes, 52 seconds, yielding a 13:42 pace, a full 26 seconds faster than Monday. Some of that could be attributed to losing the GPS signal on Monday, but I can tell I was also moving faster today. What this amounts to is a decrease in 5K time from 43 minutes, 49.8 seconds to 42 minutes, 31.2 seconds. That's moving in the right direction!
A great thing about running outside straight from home is that even with a leisurely start this morning, it's still not even 11:30 AM--I still have 3 1/2 hours before I have to leave for work.
Hopefully you've been inspired to get out and do something today. Forget the mistakes of yesterday, pick yourself up, and make it a great day today!