I ran a whole mile today without stopping.
And then I did it again!
This may seem like nothing special to those of you who actually LIKE to exercise, but for me, this is HUGE.
I've been following a "Beginning Runner's Guide" from Runners World from like 1997. It has a schedule that lets you build from 1 minute running intervals up to 30 minutes of solid running.
As of this week I've been running 7 minutes at a stretch (a half mile at my pokey speed) and I was due to bump it up to 8 minutes today. I sooooo dreading this. I mean, really, I was *dreading* the idea of running one minute longer. How crazy is that?
So I decided, about two minutes into my first interval, to see if I could just skip ahead and run for 13 minutes (one mile)
And I did!
AND! It wasn't even that bad!
So I did a three minute walking rest and then ran ANOTHER mile!
And it wasn't that bad!