The first half of tonight’s run went really well, but the second half was tough thanks to my decision to run yesterday on my scheduled day off. Between the 3 and 3.5 mile mark of my 5 mile loop, I have to run up a pretty steady incline, and once I reached the top tonight, I really thought I was going to have to stop. It wasn’t that my legs couldn’t take it, but my core muscles just felt exhausted. That’s a little depressing considering I used to run 10+ miles in a single run, but I pushed on and made it home without stopping, which felt VERY good. I did spend the first five minutes after my run lying on the front porch, debating whether to roll to the door or go for my cool down walk. I went for my walk. It felt good.