I was able to run my 8 miles yesterday. I went back to sleep after my first attempt and it was hard to wake up again... but thanks to my children... I finally did at 7:30am.
Instead of running after dinner, I opted to fix dinner for the family and run while they ate. I started out around 5:45. It was still raining, but much lighter than it was in the morning. It still felt like bliss. I really do enjoy running in the rain.
Running by yourself gives you tons of control - and I like control. I was going to do an out and back, but then I decided to play around a little bit and see how creative I could be. I was running a good pace too.
Here are my splits:
9:38 (HUGE hill)
Looking at those splits makes me happy. I like that I am as fast at the last two as I was during the first two. Another thing I noticed was that I did not drink water. I am used to finishing most of my bottles, but since the temps were down and I felt good, I drank like 3 sips. I did make sure I hydrated well when I got home and ate a cold plate of spaghetti (the dinner I made before I left). It tasted divine!