I missed two runs with a bit of a cold, and the air is fresh, and my lungs aren’t entirely clear of the residue of my affliction. Every muscle pulled tight as I ran, so that I was taking only wee baby steps. I wheezed and gasped more even than usual. I made the whole mile, though, and got home in 11:01. And in case I didn’t record my previous time, it was 10:45.