128. Three Mile Success Story

Tonight was night one of my training plan.  Well, technically it started yesterday, but today was the first running day.  I was a little concerned as the plan called for 3 miles, and it’s been at least a month since I’ve run more than a mile on the treadmill.  I worried for nothing because I had an ah-may-zing run!  I headed over to the indoor track at the Pavilion as I knew there was no chance in hell I’d make it three miles on the dreadmill without wanting to slit my wrists.  I walked a half mile to warm up and cool down.  I did 4 miles in 40 minutes.  Soeven with my walking, I maintained a 10 minute/ mile pace.  I was not expecting this at all after being off for so long.  I even managed negative splits!

Estimated Mile Times (based on just checking my watch each mile)
Mile 1: 10:00
Mile 2: 9:45
Mile 3: 9:15 – I really cranked that last mile.  I was definitely exhausted when I finished it, but it felt great!

Dinner tonight was BBQ chicken pizza.  It wasn’t my best pizza ever, but it was satisfying.

After dinner Chris and I went grocery shopping.  We didn’t need much, but the items we were out of were pretty key (milk, bread, bananas) so the trip was needed.  I got lots of bananas for my oats and to make more Green Monsters.  I’m pretty sure I’m hooked; now I just need to master my Magic Bullet.  (I swear, it’s the biggest piece of crap ever!  Either that or mine is defective.)

Well, I’m going to finish my mug of peppermint tea and get my booty to bed.  G’night!

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  1. You’re so right, the Magic Bullet really does stink! Crushing ice is pretty much out of the question. The same goes for bigger pieces of frozen fruit. How about that 10 second blending technique? More like two minutes! 😉

    Congrats on the three mile success! I just started running last month and am not up to that point yet. It is nice to hear how you were able to push through it. I hope I’ll be able to celebrate three miles soon!

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