Today gives me three runs for the week for the first time in awhile. Add in a cross training session yesterday and I am happy to head into the weekend with a good base of fitness so far. This morning the scale was kind enough to show 164.5 and I am down 4 lbs. since Tuesday. This isn't difficult when you cut out the eating festival I had been entertaining on a daily basis. It is nice to start feeling healthy again. My body always feels physically better when the nutrition is paired with the running.
Today, it was cold outside, but once you get past the first 20 feet or so and you are dressed appropriately, it's fine. I ran 5 miles and it was a little tiring coming off 3 days of running and strength work, but it was nice to feel that type of tired again. I ended up running 5 miles in 41:36, which is about an 8:18/mile pace. That is a little faster pace than my recent runs so it's welcomed. This weekend will be off mostly unless I squeeze something in, maybe a little bodyweight stuff one night.