Trying to set a record
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Let me start out by saying, I've never been a runner. I don't like running. It hurts my hips. I get shin splints. Not a fan. So lets rewind to high school gym class. Maybe it was even middle school gym class. Not sure, but I remember the fastest time I ever got 'running' a mile. Now, I was no Kendra or Ryan, running it in 6 minutes then sitting there the rest of the class period watching everyone else finish. And I certainly wasn't Matt, finishing in 6 minutes and then running another for fun. But I also wasn't Ashley, lolly-gagging around the track and being late to my next class because I didn't give a shit. I tried. I walked, jogged, and ran to get it done and over with. My fastest mile on record: 11 minutes, 57 seconds. 'YESSS! I made it under 12 minutes!' was my thought when my gym teacher called out my time as I crossed the finish line.
Now back to the present. The other day I was at the gym, and I decided to jog instead of walk. So I'm jogging and I decide, I hate jogging but something made me turn up the speed and I start full out running. Almost sprinting. And I decide, I like running. Mind you, I can't do it for very long but I like going full out, slowing down to a power walk, and going full out again. I continued this and as I approached a mile I realized I was going to do a mile in 15 minutes. I haven't done a mile that fast since somewhere in middle or high school during a fitness test. Still not as fast as my fastest mile, but my older, not well taken care of, in need of a tune up, body is doing something it did when I was in my teens!
So thats when I decided that I need to work at this and set a record of a 10 minute mile. It's going to be tough but I'm up for a challenge!