My latest short story "The Night the Lights Came On"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I Went for a Run

This Tuesday morning at 6AM I ran 2.2 Miles in 27:49. Man am I out of shape! I was glad to know I could run that loop again cold turkey, it's been a long time since I've gone for a run. There is a long hill on the loop I run, and I was only planning to run to the bottom of the hill and back, but I felt good enough to run up and back down it. I used to run this loop in 20 minutes. Even that was a pretty slow pace. In high school I ran the mile in 4:46, the half mile in 2:02, and the 3 mile in 16:42. Of course that was after training year round with the team for 3 years, so I've got a long way to go, but my main goal is health. My grandpa died from a heart attack, and high blood pressure runs in my family. So I need to get on the ball now while I'm still (kind of) young, it'll be easier than starting when I'm older. I think it's the Olympics that inspired me to get back out there. I'm hoping to keep it up and run at least every other day. I saw an ice skating race, and they showed a whole story of the American who was in the race beforehand, it was really cool to see his story and then see him compete. Stories always make everything better.

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