Thursday, January 31, 2013

Neon Mile

I had planned on running a few miles today after work, now that the days are getting longer again (yay!), but got caught up in something at work and got home later than usual.  I was really tempted to just skip exercising at all and already had a dozen excuses, but I know if I do that it will be easier to use excuses the next day and the next, until I'm back where I was a year ago.  I feel like I've come pretty far in my running in the past year, and don't want to lose ground.  So I sucked it up and put on my neon yellow long sleeved shirt (all the better to see me by, my dear!) (and all the better to look really pale in, my dear!) and vowed to get in at least a mile.  I got outside and saw that I only had about 15 minutes before my street was dark, so I decided to run a mile as fast as I could.
Now, I've never been a fast runner...but back in high school, it was relatively easy to run a mile in under 8 minutes.  Because of that, I made it a goal in my 25 for 25 to be able to run a mile in under 8 minutes again.  Well, today showed me that I'm alllllmost back there again.   I ran a mile in 8:20.
That route includes one relatively hard hill, which makes me think that I could probably run an 8:00 mile on a track.  So anyways!  Just a little humble brag here I guess, but felt like sharing.  :)

Hope everyone is having a good week.  Glad tomorrow is Friday!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good work my baby girl, you are not getting older....just better!
Love You,Nan