Yesterday I got in 2 miles of running in 34 minutes – 18 minutes for the first mile with Wrigley and 16 for the second on my own. Evidently we take about 2 minutes for him to stop and smell the roses. Today’s workout was one mile in about 18 minutes, again with Wrigley. The one thing I did learn, and it should have been something that was completely obvious, was that if I drink a glass of water before I run, I feel like I have much more energy. Again, should be something obvious, and I was good about drinking water when I came in from a run, but never before I left. Mostly because I was worried that I would have to come in for a “natural break” somewhere in the middle of my run. But I was somewhat surprised at the difference it made. Now I am trying to get in the habit of having some water and stopping at the bathroom before I leave the house. I’m sure it will continue to make a difference. Such a little thing, but with a huge impact on my performance.