Thanks for the comments and suggestions from my last post.

Wednesday night was cold and rainy here, thanks to Ida blowing through. So with no desire to run on the treadmill and no desire to run in the cold rainy darkness, I thought I'd try my rested legs out on the indoor track at the gym. I just did a mile, and aimed to do it as fast as I could.

The mile took me 8:59:44. (I love how it was under 9, even though really this is a 9-minute mile).

While this isn't a fast mile to many people, this seemed relatively fast for me. I tend to average around a 10:30ish mile. When I used to do the dreaded mile run in elementary and middle school, I'm fairly certain that I never ran it quite this fast.

Now, of course it took me a half a mile of walking around the track afterward to recover, so I wouldn't have been able to keep this pace up for much longer. But I think with some serious work I can get faster, eventually. And of course, I also still don't have much of a distance running base to work with, so I will continue to work on that too.

My tentative goals include:
  • Running at a comfortable pace 3 days a week
  • Some type of undetermined speed work 1 day per week
  • Re-running the mile once per month (hopefully with improvement)
Thankfully, my shins feel great since Wednesday! I think it was a good idea to rest them for a week. I also used to P90x stretch dvd to stretch my legs really good before running. They were a bit stiff and uncomfortable when I started running, but they definitely aren't hurting like they were last week.

In other news, the germy little kiddie germs seem to have caught up to me. My immune system has not let me down thus far with all these crazy flu and strep germs breathed in my face at clinic, but it seems to be trying to decide if it's going to throw me under the bus this week. I have a nasty cold and sore throat, but at least no fever or other flu symptoms. I guess I should thank my immune system for bailing me out once again.

Happy Friday!


  1. Hey girl! great job on the mile :) that is awesome. and I like the new design of your page too :)

    That is awesome that you guys are going to be doing the charlotte t. trot too :) good luck on it. If you see me on the side of the road, pick me up would ya?

    I would love for you to come visit Redeemer sometime soon! What is your last name? I need to add you on facebook so I can make sure if you visit you can let me know on there before (incase I dont get to the blog) so I know to look for you! :)

  2. That is a great time for the mile! I love the idea of going out to see how fast you can run 1 mile. I've never thought of doing that, but I'm going to try! Right now I run around 10:45 miles so I'll be interested to see how fast I can do one mile. Thanks for the idea!

  3. New to your blog. Hope you feel better. I love running, too. :)

  4. I think thats a great time of a mile. My fastest was somewhere around 10!

  5. I like your goals. I've never timed myself for the magic mile, hmm, maybe I should do that. Thanks for the follow on my blog. I'm trying to follow you but Google is giving me trouble. I'll be back later to try it again. In the meantime, I've added you to me ever growing list of running blogs in my reader.

  6. Thank you for your comment on my blog! Awesome one mile time. I want to try and see what my one-mile time would be, but I haven't done it yet. I'm such a slow runner that anything under 10 makes me happy!