Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy to see a slight speed increase

I was really psyched about a scheduled run with my running buddy Robin, but life intervened and I found myself back at Prompt Care (again!), this time with number 1 child (sinusitis, laryngitis).  Once I got over my pique at having to cancel out on Robin, I put my mind on getting in five miles on the treadmill.  I started slow, then ramped it up slowly and achieved my fastest-ever treadmill time for 5 miles.  I'm still slow, but getting a little ... less slow as time goes on.  For someone as results-oriented as I am, this measurable progress is critical.  I will soon leave the 11 minute averages behind.  If you are reading this and happen to be a zippy 7 or 8 minute miler, don't worry, I won't catch you, but I have to give myself credit for not giving up.

Happy running!


  1. That's fantatstic! As a turtle myself, every time I get a little faster I celebrate a little more. I'll never catch a 7 min or 8 min miler either but just being in the 10'30 range now is a huge accomplishment (I was close to 13 when I first started running!)

    1. I'll be elated to get to 10:30!! Thanks for the encouragement--I need all I can get some days!