Anyone can run a mile

And I believe my title even more after this morning. My wife, who had never ran more than three quarters of a mile without stopping, didn't finish last as she had feared, and ran the Academy Mile in 10:36. In the brief training for this race, she had been doing between a quarter and half mile in about a 12-minute pace. A fellow co-worker of mine who smokes and showed up his roommate by actually getting up and going to this race, finished with his girlfriend in 10:32. (His roommate, also a co-worker, didn't show up because, as he said yesterday, it was a rare chance to sleep in.) And another co-worker of mine, who runs quite often but often says she's so slow, finished in 8:18.

Like my title says, anyone can run a mile ... unless you choose not to.

I finished in a time of 6:26, 45 seconds faster than last year. If my abs weren't sore from yesterday's workout, I probably could've been a little faster. The weather was absolutely perfect. Temps in the low to mid-70s, cloudy skies and a light breeze -- I questioned whether today was actually July 4.

Happy Fourth everybody!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you!
Mom Angel

Jason said...

Congrats!! Good job!

Danny said...

i'd love to try my hand (feet?) at the mile. it sounds like fun to really gun it for just a mile.

jeanne said...

wow, now THAT is inspiring! good for your wife, and you weren't too shabby either!

jill said...

thanks for the shout out david!!! and yes, i usually am slow. remember how running the 8 minutes almost made me about throw up?? ha!
but congrats to you. and your awesome wife! i am so proud of her!