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Track pants. Check
Comfy t-shirt. Check
Running socks - very important - Check.
Warm as toast hoodie. Check
Faithful Green Windbreaker. Check
Mis-matched gloves. Check.
Asics Gel 1120 with insoles. Check.
Headphones. Nope. Darn.
Progress is sometimes reflected in our willingness to hang in there, even when we don't feel 100% prepared. Progress is carrying through with the action, even when the conditions are not always ideal. Progress is going for the first outdoor jog of the season, in 40 degree weather (ugh!), warming up with a walking lap, and running the next 20 minutes without having to walk, catching your breath for a few minutes, and being able to run the next entire long lap till the end of the run. Wow.
Last Spring when I started this effort to get moving I could only run 2 minutes and walk 1 and run 2 minutes and walk one; over and over again for 30 minutes.
Progress is good.
Progress, even in this small way, knowing that I'm not starting over again from zero - that is my bread today. It will be my bread tomorrow when I get out my shoes and lace them up to try, try again.
Note to self - go get some ear buds. Maybe then I could be even faster!