I crossed over into Missouri today. Mrs. Jogger said that it seems like I haven't been in Iowa for that long, but it was the end of October when I was in Burlington, so it's been almost two months. Missouri seems nice, so far.
I ran 5.3 miles today, indoors, at a moderate pace. A moderate pace means different things indoors and outdoors. Yesterday, I ran a little over six miles in 56 minutes, just slightly longer than a 9 minute mile pace, and it felt pretty good. Today, I didn't feel like I was working much harder, but I ran my 5.3 in 43 minutes, a little over an 8 minute mile pace. Of course, indoors, there are no hills, no wind, and no bulky clothing.