Okay, technically 3.04 miles. And I ran (most of) them in 42 minutes and 47 seconds.
But it was one mile further than my last run.
I was insufficiently hydrated.
It was hot and fairly muggy.
Both of which combined to make it a not particularly pretty run.
But it was a run, and I did it.
And finished with only minor twinging in Ye Olde Knee which had me walking more of my three miles than I had originally intended.
Also, looking at the map from my Endomondo profile, I am apparently incapable of running a straight line.
HCRP and I have decided that it’s time for us to shift our schedule and begin getting up at Are You Serious o’clock ay em in order to beat (and by ‘beat’ I mean avoid) the heat. That starts tomorrow.
“If you really want to expand your passion for a thing – become a part of someone else embracing that passion.” Me
I posted that on Facebook last week after observing my best friend’s growing enthusiasm for running. And it’s true.
Yesterday as I was running I was listening (again) to Jillian Michaels’ Unlimited.
Say what you will about her style as a trainer – she gets results.
Say what you will about her as a person – again she gets results.
Say what you will about “self-help” books – I’ll probably agree – that isn’t really what this is.
Well it is.
But not in that touchy-feely, rainbows and bunny farts kinda way. She’s pretty direct (which I am inclined to like) and doesn’t pull a lot of punches.
I have the audiobook (much easier to listen to it while running that way) and the actual, hardcopy book. I’ve listened to the audiobook twice-and-a-half times and it’s time to stop listening and start actually working my way through it.
Anyway, I said all that to say this: I realized yesterday that if I could design My Perfect Day it would begin with a run and include working with other people to help them embrace their passion for wellness, fitness, and running in particular.
Of course – at least in my mind – to have any real credibility I need to have a few more miles under my laces. Specifically 13.1 of them run in succession on the same day.
And I need training.
But for now I have A Dream.
I have to come up with The Plan to make it A Goal.
After that it becomes A Reality.
As Jillian so aptly puts it: A Dream is like saying “I’m going northeast on my vacation.” A goal is when you say “I’m going to see The Statue of Liberty on my vacation.”
For now, putting it Out There here is scary enough for a Monday.