Dear friends, family and other blog readers – I did it! Last night, I successfully ran 2.5 miles. You already know what a feat this is (for me). However, I have to do this at least two more times before the couch potato program allows me to move on to the next level (2.75 miles, gulp!), so I thought it might be useful to really understand how a 2.5 mile run plays out.
0.0 miles – I have energy, but I’m not sure I can really do 2.5 miles.0.3 miles – ok, I think I’ve had enough of a walking warm-up, time to run!0.6 miles – this really isn’t as bad as I thought it would be today.1.0 miles – ankles holding up ok, I can do this1.1 miles – this is a little boring1.2 miles – can this mileage counter move any slower?1.3 miles – one down, 1.5 to go1.4 miles – I thought I’d gone further since the last time I looked at the mileage counter1.5 miles – how bad would I feel if I quit right now?1.6 miles – stop whining and get through it. You’re better than this!1.7 miles – maybe it would help to look at the tv instead of watching mileage counter1.8 miles – nope, that didn’t help. I’m still looking at the mileage counter1.9 miles – rats, the thunderstorm knocked out the tv altogether2.1 miles – I’ve almost run 2 miles!2.3 miles – two down, I’m nearing the end2.4 miles – gosh, I have another half a mile to go2.5 miles – why is this so hard? I just ran 2.25 miles on Saturday…2.6 miles – if you give up now, you’ll be disappointed2.7 miles – why give up now? It’s only .1 more mile2.8 miles – SUCCESS!!3.1 miles – (cooldown) Hmmm…I think I could have run 3 miles today. I wonder why I stopped?