Yesterday afternoon the sky was a gorgeous blue, and it was just cool enough in the shade that I picked to wear light long sleeves, while my training partner went for short sleeves. We headed out, our legs still feeling a bit heavy. But my new running shoes feel like running on clouds… I'm definitely happy with them! And so we headed out, with a 45 min run planned. Around 2.5 miles, it started to feel comfortable. And by mile 3, we were cruising. Our last 1.5 miles were at about 30 seconds per mile faster than the others had been, and felt a bazillion times easier. And after, we stretched, and when I went to karate last night I felt more flexible than I have lately. The little frustrations during the rest of the work day were nothing… I was still on cloud nine from the run! And it as good.