It's National Running Day today. I ran this morning. It was probably the best run I've had since the half-marathon. I walked 5 minutes, then ran 4/walked 1 8 times, then walked the rest of the way home. I had on my GPS and Nike+ both so I could calibrate the Nike+. GPS showed 4.02 in around 50 minutes. Considering that the run had about 15 minutes of walking at the start and end, that is not a bad mile time.
It was warm out and very very humid (95% humidity). One thing I love about running (early) at this time of year is that when I leave my house it is pretty dark. There is light pollution of course because I live in the suburbs near a big city but generally, it's dark out. As I run, I sometimes look at the sky and wonder "hey, is it getting light?" Usually the first few times I realize that I'm seeing the concrete plant lights or big box store lights or overpass lights. But by the time I am warming down and getting near home, the sky has turned from dark to a light blue that says sunrise is coming. It's like a subtle dawn that becomes a sudden light when I notice it.