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Friday, January 2, 2009

One Slow Mile to Start the New Year

1.0 mile 9:30/mile

26°F
Current: Clear
Wind: W at 12 mph
Humidity: 72%
course: Neighboorhood half mile

One mile is not much, but it is one mile more than the last two-three months.

I had a goal today: run one lap. I ran two. I have a goal this year: run a lot. How often? That's not a question. Once I get back into it, and Jim is writing workouts for me again, it will be six days/week.

My goal was inspired by a few things.
  1. Received an e-mail that went to the entire JSRC mailing list. A few are running in a half-marathon. I'm in no position to say yes. I want to, but can't. Not yet.
  2. Saw my buddy Dave. I keep telling him the reason his weight loss has stagnated is because he doesn't exercise. I still believe that, but I need to practice what I preach.
  3. Was writing on a discussion board for writers to a guy with shin splint trouble. I have no shin splint trouble, not so long as I'm sitting on my duff. Similar issue as motivation #2.
  4. Stood on the scale last night at 138.2. lbs. That's not heavy in the grand scheme of things, but it is almost 10 lbs more than just a few months ago.
  5. And then -- there is that dogged 20:00 mark that flees as I get older. No idea if it is in my reach, but I still want to give it a go.

There it is.

What about you?

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