I ran two miles after work today. I figured I should really start pushing myself on my short runs, so I increased my running interval from 30 seconds to 33 (still walking 40). That one little adjustment kicked my ASS. But with a first mile of 13:05, I think I PR'ed. The second mile was more my normal speed at 14:29. I walked a few of those intervals, and had to slow down to stop deep-breathing because there was some sewage work going on near the front of the development.
Thank God for cooler weather. It's so much easier to get out when it's pleasant... and I'll gladly trade in sweat stains for watering eyes any day!
I'm back out tomorrow morning before work (yep - 4am run - yet another thing I once said "never" about doing!) and hoping that after a good night's sleep maybe I can really push and knock that down below 13.
Everyone needs a goal, right?