Health care is a basic human right, not a privilege. For some reason, we’ve allowed ourselves as Americans to be fooled into accepting that one must be blessed with “means” to actuate appropriate health care. As a nation we have failed to realize that our health care system is a barometer of our society’s value for human life.

-Me

Friday, April 27, 2007

Making My Pace

I did it! Kind of. For the most part.

Since I purchased my treadmill I have had a goal of running 3 miles in 30 minutes, so a ten-minute mile pace. And damn, it has been hard. I mean, I didn’t run for like six months or so. If I did I had no consistency. So working towards this goal, this achievable but pukey feeling goal of maintaining a mediocre pace for a short distance has been a tough deal.

I had forgotten how much work it is to build up endurance and speed. I had forgotten what it takes o build your body up so that it works more like God intended than a rusty machine.

And today, I ran 3 miles in 30 minutes, 20 seconds. Now that is exactly 20 seconds off my goal pace, but I believe it counts. I’m damn proud of myself for running an entire 3 miles at my goal pace. I’m damn proud of myself for not quitting. I’m just damn proud of myself.

My next goal?

4 miles in 40 minutes.

Or 3 miles in 27 minutes.

Think I can do it?

7 comments:

Keith said...

I KNOW you can do it! Go Sarah! WooHoo!!!

cesnh said...

Of course you will! Seems to me that you do most everything you set out to do. Your perseverance is admirable!

Kelsey said...

Good job Sarah!

I completely relate... I was running 5-6 miles at a decent pace a couple of years ago, and now it's all I can do to run 3 miles at about your same pace! It's so disheartening trying to build back endurance you used to have! But then again, it gives us something to strive for :)

Congratulations!

BetterCell said...

Yes, you can do it Sarah, because you want to.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Way to go!!

Amberthyme said...

You can do it!!

Bernard said...

That's just awesome, I'm thrilled for you.

I'm curious. Are you measuring this outside or on the treadmill?

Can I tell you I'm really jealous. I wish I had your determination. Keep it up.