Perhaps I ran faster because I had a rather upset tummy.
About 0.75 miles in, my stomach started giving me that "I'm SO not happy with you" feeling. I refused to stop running and pushed through it. I didn't want to have to turn around to use the bathroom so early into my run (I can be stubborn when I want to). As Watch Me Go Run found out HERE, running whilst clenching one's butt muscles is a rather difficult endeavor. However, I do think it made me run a little bit fast during that second mile because I didn't want to waste anymore time getting back to the potty. (TMI?) Considering how upset my stomach was, I only actually walked 7-8 minutes of the 32 minutes I ran. That's awesomeness! So excited!
I'm also excited because a friend is going to come over tomorrow morning to go running with me. I love running with new people- it pushes me to do better (I mean, I don't want to look like a complete fail in front of my friends and family, do I? haha). Tomorrow's training run has to be 40 minutes long. I'm hoping to get in 3 miles, if not a whole 5k. I'm ambitious, I know. It also depends on how hot it is (we have FINALLY hit a warm weather patch) and what sort of pace E is comfortable running. We shall see how it goes, but as of right now, I have a positive look on things. :)
Also, found this quote today and it sort of inspired me:
“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”