I woke up early this morning feeling rested, hungry and a little sore from yesterday's run on the treadmill. Normally, I like running outside better, but E and I thought that if we ran on the treadmill instead of the road, we'd get a better gauge of how far we're going and how fast. We set the treadmills at a five percent incline to try and simulate outside running and I managed to run five kilometres in 36 minutes, with a 30 second walking water break at the 2.5 K mark. The break gave me time to recover a bit, but the water part was lost as I ended up dumping the water down my front instead of into my mouth. That's a way to cool off. By the end of our run, the treadmills told us that we had also run up 23 metres. I was very pleased with my results. I wasn't even sure I could run 5 kilometres at all. I know when we get outside, things will be a bit different and reaching that 5 K marker is going to be harder, but I was excited to know that I could reach my goal with relative ease. That said, that time has got to come down.
Speaking of time: aside from my slightly groaning leg muscles and a grumbling tummy, I was surprised to be reminded by my phone's date function that it was almost three months ago to the day that Mr. K and I embarked on our great adventure and flew to Scotland; Glacier and Roscoe in tow. I think I talked about being surprised at how quickly the time had flown by last month, but I guess it is still slightly startling. There is still an excitement to the place, but a certain comfort as well. Sometimes I feel like we've been here forever and at others it seems as though there is a new cafe to try or a new park to discover just around the corner.
Time really never slows down for anyone and lately it definitely has wings where my life is concerned. If I stop and think about the fact that somehow Mr. K and I managed to get everything in order to move to another continent and that we're living here, my heart still flutters. It's just absolutely amazing and I am thankful to have been given the means to make my wish of living in Edinburgh come true.