Today was my first run back in just over a month. I wanted to take some time off after the Mystic Places Marathon and a heavy season of racing. I was a bit out of breath at the start of the run, but I think that that was due more to the 25-30 mph headwind I had starting out than it did to not being in shape. I went out a bit over dressed, but opening up the jacket and exposing my head cooled everything off but my arms. I ran a bit over 8 miles in about 68 minutes; the decision now is do I run again tomorrow? I am considering running a 5k, but I’m not sure if I want to jump right into something fast like that. It would be a good social occasion, however.