Yesterday was our group run. I absolutely love our group runs and look forward to them every week. However, yesterday's run kicked my butt, big time. The cold I had all week reared it's ugly head yesterday morning. Needless to say, I went to bed very early last night, along with taking some medicine.
This morning, I woke up feeling like a different, and much healthier human being. So, I ventured out to redo that 7 miles from yesterday. With a clearer and head and chest and a gorgeous blue sky, the run was perfect. I was taking it easy for the first 3.5 miles. Then I saw this woman come running toward me in the opposite direction and I was impressed with her pace. Something inside of me clicked and I turned around (I was turn at that point anyway - it was just meant to be, I think) and I ran behind her. I decreased my pace from 8:30/8:45 to 7:45/8:00 while tailing her. She was the motivation I needed! I stayed behind her until she turned around and headed back toward Hallowell. I finished my 7 miles this morning in 58 minutes.