Monday, November 30, 2009
Don't Run Where You Can Measure
I did something dumb today. I ran on an official track. Up until today I had been feeling extremely proud of my growing fitness. I could only jog for a minute when I started. Now it's 25 minutes. That's huge. Feeling all full of myself I decided to run on the track at my kid's school to see how far I was going in that 25 minutes. Then I would know my pace. Guess what? A glacier could give me a run for the money. A woman WALKING passed me! I ran a 16-minute mile. In the running community that puts me in the Embarrassment-to-Land-Mammals category. Sheesh.