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Rocked 5.27 miles at 8 am

5.27 miles in 56 minutes. Run 5/ walk 1.



I must say it was the toughest run by far (do to lack of company and distance).  I ran this solo and it was in the high 30's and a little bit windy.  I give props to people who run solo every day.  I can honestly say I don't know if I could do this by myself all the time.  My running crew had allot going on today.  It was the start of T Ball, some where sick, some had husbands out of town and one was recovering from a surgery.  I had on a full length pair of running tights (size xs :-) that suited me well and some knit gloves to keep my hands warm ( I warmed up after the first 1 1/2 mile).  What you see is what you get for what I was wearing for a shirt.

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  1. GREAT JOB getting out there and doing life...with or without friends!!! HOpefully the time gave you a lot of time for reflection and quiet so you could think about your day and all that you wanted to accomplish!! XS running tights??? are you kidding me??? that's incredible.. : ) -mid

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  2. Thank you Mid! I did have allot of time to reflect. I feel truly lucky to have so many supportive people in my life (both virtual and IRL). Thank you for reading and posting!

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