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!