Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Two Miles!

Remember how on Sunday I ran 1.7 miles straight?  Well, this afternoon I did 2.0 miles!  To be honest, I'm not sure that I have ever in my entire life run two miles without stopping.  My pace was still 5mph (12 minute miles), but I ran for 24 minutes--another personal record--so I'm not disappointed.  At this point, I'm working on endurance more than speed anyway.

For most of the run I was in "the zone".  (I finally know what that is now!)  I was sort of singing along--in a gaspy sort of way--to the songs on my MP3 player.  The sun broke through the clouds behind me, casting everything in a golden light.  I watched leaves flutter freely to the ground.  A couple of birds soared over my head.  Most of the run was like that.

The last three blocks were the hardest.  I could see the end, but it felt so far away!
I think I can.  I think I can.  I think I can.

When I crossed my imaginary finish line, I think I would have done a little dance if I hadn't been so busy trying to keep my lunch down.

Note to self:  Never eat two big tacos for lunch on running days.


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    1. Thanks! I'm going out again this afternoon, though this will be an easier run (between one and 1.5 miles).

      I'm going to have to get some cold-weather running gear soon if I don't want to have to run on the treadmill all winter. It's still in the low 40's this week, but that will change all too soon.

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    1. Thanks, Jared! Besides walking around the Disney parks for about a million miles, I haven't exercised much since mid-November. Eek! And now it's too stinkin' cold to run outside (for me, anyway. It hurts my lungs something dreadful). And the treadmill is so boring.

      I know...First World problems.