9.08 mi, 1:14:04, 8:09 avg
Ran from my house to Starkey Blvd, stopping at the little church, then ran out and back just past the bridge a little bit. When I woke up I didn't think it was going to be this cool and it felt even cooler than I thought it would. I brought a gel with me and a 10 oz water bottle. The water bottle had a small leak in it which squirted out a tiny stream of water when I squeezed it, so upon learning this new fact I stopped squeezing the water bottle. First two miles were slower, then third mile was 8:29, then I got going a little faster with the next 5 going from 7:57 down to 7:21.
I had decided to not do my fast mile on my way down Starkey Blvd. However, as I approached back to my neighborhood I started going faster and was at about a 7:00 pace. The gate was closed almost shut so I had to stop and open it, so my pace dropped but there was still time to make it up. So, I did and finished the last mile 6:43. But, I wasn't trying to do a fast mile and I didn't have that feeling that I was going all out and taxing myself. It felt like an old feeling of fitness returning. I've been running some different things and trying to make each run a little different and throwing in some challenges and it might be working.