Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday update with a special thank you.

Before I update you on my training, I wanted to say thank you. I wrote a deeply personal post yesterday that revealed more information about myself than I usually do. (I mean, you all know my aversion to sauerkraut in the workplace, but that's not all that personal. Furthermore, I'm thinking that aversion does not make me special. People who LIKE the smell of sauerkraut in the workplace are in the minority. But, I digress.)

I am not a depressed person, nor do I live a bad life. I know this. I know that my student loan burden does not make me special, nor does it render me special treatment. Basically, I wrote about it because it sucks. At times, it makes my life very difficult. On the whole, I have a good life and I don't really want for anything, aside for more vacation days, that is.

For those of you that empathized, sympathized, or just said something nice? Thank you. It means a lot to me.

IN ANY EVENT. Let's talk about my rock star training.

The Shamrock Shuffle is now less than two weeks away. Eeeek! But not really. I downloaded a new running app to my phone and set out to run four miles on Sunday. I realized within a few blocks that the GPS was not working and I wouldn't be able to track my run. I decided on a loop and figured that I would stop after 40 to 45 minutes of running. I got to a certain street and felt okay, so I kept running. I got to the point where I decided, "Alright, let's see if I can run until I either get home or reach an hour, whichever is first."

I made it home. 58 minutes. I then mapped out my route. I ran 4.81 miles. No walk breaks. (And yes, if you are doing the math, you realize that I run approximately a 12 minute mile. SO WHAT, I KNOW I AM SLOW.) This is about 1.3 miles further than I have ever run in my entire life.

I am so proud of myself. I am nearly ready for this shuffle. BRING. IT. ON.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on the shuffle! I'm running it too :)