A MILEstone...get it? No? Ok, read on and you will.
I ran a full mile today (get it now??). Ok, technically .99 but I'm rounding up! My previous best was .5 mi all at once. Now, it's a mile. It was a slow 16:13 mile but it was a MILE! Of course I died afterwards. Almost. It was supposed to be my Couch to 5K Week 6 day 3 workout of 5 min warm up, 25 min run and 5 min cool down. I hadn’t run in 6 days and I wasn’t sure if I could run 25 mins straight. I decided to set my C25K app for the 25 min run and see how I felt as I went. I wanted to at least run a mile. That was my goal today. Four times around the track. And I did it. Barely. But I did it. It was only 16 minutes and 13 seconds, but I was hurting and I needed a walk break. I knew I couldn’t run for 9 more minutes. I walked for 5 then ran for 4 more to finish out the 25. I remember the days where I was terrified to run for 3 minutes because it was way more than a minute-thirty. Baby steps have been working!
|It was a beautiful day at the track today!|
I was talking to a co-worker today about running. She runs, so we’ve discussed a few things about running on and off, randomly. I jokingly mentioned today that I wished she could coach me, and she said she wanted to! She’s not a coach, but she’s a better runner than I am and I can learn a lot from her. She just does recreational running but we talked today about a workout and she thought up a plan off the top of her head. It includes speed work, which is totally new to me, so it’ll be fun to try out. We will be starting a week after my triathlon so I can start getting ready for my half marathon in Feb.
Now excuse me while I go puke, because for a brief second, I thought running might be fun.