December 1, 2013

December 1

Total time: 15 min
Total distance: 1.22 miles

First run after a two-week break... ugh. That was really not fun, y'all. I could feel the progress slowly undoing itself. Maybe I'm just being dramatic, but... yeesh. It's kind of a good thing I'm a little anal-retentive about my minimum requirements for a run. I want to keep a baseline of always running at least a mile every time to make it "count." Geez, will you listen to me? It still blows my mind when I think back over the last year. A mile or it doesn't count. Just a mile, no big deal, just a short little run... a mile is kind of a long way, though. Especially for me, when I started. The first time I ran a mile last year, I wanted to jump up and down with excitement (though I'm guessing I didn't have the required energy afterward). It was a BIG deal. And now I'm almost dismissive of it. I think that's kind of a testament to how far I've come, and I'm proud of myself for setting that new standard for myself.

In other news, the snow is starting to creep in... I think you can see some in the back of the picture. We'll see how winter plays out. If I had space and a few extra hundred dollars lying around, I'd invest in my own treadmill or something, but as it is... neither of those is applicable. I guess I'll figure it out. Ha.