Lesson 1: I left my mitts at home. I thought I wouldn’t need them as the last few times I had run outdoors, I ditched the mitts after 10 minutes. As I ran into the wind, my hands were very cold. I thought they might warm up, but they ended up getting more cold. I had to turn back after 1.5 km to get them.
Lesson 2: At about 3.5 km, I paused the distance tracking on my watch because I was stuck at an intersection waiting for the lights. When I was ok to cross the street, off I went for another 1 km. It was then I realized I forgot to restart the tracking on my watch.
Lesson 3: I didn’t notice how much of a charge I had left on my phone before I left. After 4.5 km, I got a “battery low” announcement from my running app. Apparently this equates to “battery dead.”