I can run – The Shrinking Jeans of Lisa


September 30, 2010 By lisa

Damn, I feel awesome and so proud of myself.

You know that fitness challenge we have going on right now?  The one called “Fastest Mile”.  It just started today and I decided to take the challenge and see what my body could do.

  • I did a warm-up mile of 2:1 (2 min jog/1 min walk)- 13 min
  • Pause and stretch.  Then I took off for my “fastest mile”. 
  • Drum roll, please……
  • I clocked my “fastest mile” at 10:15 min- woot woot!!!!!! 
  • Stop, caught my breathe for a few minutes and then took off for my last mile
  • Clocked mile 3 at 10:40 min- another woot woot!!!!  Interestingly enough, the last 1/2 mile was mostly UPHILLand by the time I got to the last 1/4 mile I was ready to throw in the towel and give up.  However, “Don’t Stop Believin’”  by Journey came on my iPod and I instantly thought of  Bari and how she loves that song and how SHE wouldn’t give up at the end and so I DIDN’T GIVE UP and I kept going.  Thanks Bari- you got me to the “finish” line, girl!!!

My “normal” pace is 12-12:30/min miles so this is an AWESOME pace for me.  I know it will not be the “fastest mile” out there.  I will leave that to the pro runners, like Kirsten and Christie O…..possibly even Christy.  However, this is a personal best FOR ME and isn’t that what this all about?

I am totally pumping my fist in the air…..TOTALLY.