Saturday, March 14, 2015

My 15 Minute Mile...

I just jogged a mile in "just under" 15 minutes! (oh my... really???)

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So, somehow I've come up with this crazy idea of wanting to do the Fifth Third River Bank Run this year.

Not the 25k... Lord no! Just the 5k, but STILL... I just turned 60! Wow, that sounds really old all of a sudden!.. even though I still feel like I'm only, maybe 35... or 40 at the very most!

That is, until I try to run!

Oh my goodness, whoever knew running could be THIS HARD???!!!

Even though I've been doing some pretty serious walking for quite awhile now... this running thing is a completely different beast! A killer beast in fact! So why in the world do I even wanna try to do this? I truly have no idea.. In fact none, whatsoever!!!

Nonetheless, I went out today in yet another attempt to tame it. And I ran as hard as I could and as fast as I could for as long as I could (which was actually not very far or very fast..) and it was still the very best I could do!

For some reason this has just become this obsessive THING of mine, this crazy idea that I have in my head... and I just REALLY wanna do one of these 5k's at least ONCE in my lifetime... AND SUCCEED... and not humiliate myself too terribly much in the meantime.

And well... so here I am on Day One of my "official" 5k training schedule just trying to figure it all out...