When I run, I huff and puff like the Big Bad Wolf, and sweat like the three little pigs he's chasing after! I am insanely jealous of other runners that breeze past me on the trail with perfect cadence and even breathing - those people who glisten with perspiration and seem to exude a ethereal glow in the morning light - those people who make it look effortless. However, I have faith that some day in the not-too-distant-future I will be one of "those people," too!
It was an absolutely gorgeous morning to be out and about: low 60's, slight breeze, clear and sunny - amazing for September in Dallas! Today's run was scheduled to be a 2.5-miler, but I'm trying to build up my endurance a little more quickly, so I tacked on an extra mile of walking (0.5 mile warm-up & 0.5 mile cool-down before and after the run, respectively), and I was very pleased with my performance: