Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 215: Push It

I'm not going to lie--I am extremely competitive. I like to think I get that from my grandma.

I was showing HH my running stats from a prior run the other night (as logged by my awesome watch!) and he had the audacity to patronize my running pace. I ran 6 3/4 miles at an average pace of 8:58 min./mile. And he said something about that being "decent".

Well, the competitive nut inside my head to that as a serious gauntlet throw down. So, today I set out to prove him wrong. (For the record, he had no idea what he had done. He didn't mean anything negative by his comment.)

Today I ran 6.97 miles with an average pace of 8:30 min/mile. I'm not going to lie, that missing .03 miles was a bit of ding in today's Joyful Moment. But still, I felt pretty durn good about my run. In fact, my final .97 miles was the fastest of all (the competitor inside really wanted to make it all the way to 7 miles before my 60 minutes ran out). I think I would have run a sub-8 minute mile. And that made my tired heart very happy.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments in defeating the gauntlet!


Melanie said...

CONGRATS! WOOHOO! always, I don't get the running = Joy thing...but, I'm really happy for you! Wish I could feel that way.

Meg said...

Wow. I'm amazed... maybe I'll have to try that in 6 weeks... if I ever get a running stroller...

Anyway, on to joyful things. My joyful moment was watching Wyatt in Mom's bathtub. It's slippery, so everytime he kicked he would slide down a little bit towards the drain. It looked like he was swimming. And it was cute.

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Linda said...

OH MY GOODNESS@@@ I don't think your grandma could have done that!

Our joy - We own a refrigerator and it's in our home. And it will soon have ice cream in it!