So today, I went for my first longish run/walk outside in at least a year (been doing between 2-3 miles, but today I pushed myself to do 5 because I had the time). I had a huge victory: I was able to jog all the way up this huge hill without having to stop to walk! (although I was going pretty slow--might have been quicker if I HAD walked, lol!). I've always had to walk part of it before, even when I was running outside religiously. I gained a couple of pounds this week, and have been a bit bummed out, so it felt good to remind myself that those couple of pounds that I gain and lose due to water weight and whatnot aren't what matter: it's my overall health and what my body can do that matter most!