Maybe it was because the Ironman World Championships were on TV last night.
Maybe it was because I got to play Whirlyball with my friends yesterday afternoon. (Which is amazing, by the way)
Maybe it was because I got to see all my running friends again this morning.
Maybe it's because two days ago I finally got my butt on the trainer for 40 whole minutes and lived to tell the tale.
Maybe it was because I was wearing my sweet new Brooks Hoodie aka "Comeback Shirt."
For whatever reason, my first "long" run blew me away. I can't believe it's only been 2 weeks or so since I started running again...things just seem to be clicking. I'm increasing 10% per week and supplementing with core work and yoga. Whereas two weeks ago I was only able to go about 12 minutes/mile, today...
...I ran 5 miles at an average pace of 9:56, with my last mile being 9:36. But the great thing is I didn't even know it until I was done. I just went by feel and hit my splits without checking until it was over.
Me. So. Happy.