And I really liked being out before everyone else. I didn't encounter any moving cars and only saw one other person outside--another runner. Getting to see the streets around our house before daylight touches them, listening to my mp3 player, breathing so loudly that I am sure sleeping people inside the houses can hear me--all of this was splendid.
It took a while after the brief jog to feel good (though I didn't feel bad). After I got ready for work, I felt really invigorated and alive. I only went around the block twice, running half and fast-walking the other half of each lap (you die-hard runners are probably laughing right now!). But it was nice, and I hope to continue.
Maybe I will run three sides of the block each time around tomorrow morning.
Maybe by the end of the week I will get up to three laps or four.
And if I get up to run early on Saturday morning...that means I will be awake to hit the westside Wichita Farmer's Market. Yay for the FM being back! Bonus!