I ran my required two miles last night in 23 minutes -- which means I ran a mile in about 11:30 each time.
I was discouraged Monday at my seeming lack of improvement after two weeks exercise, but yesterday, I realized something.
I never ran ONE mile until I started this half-marathon training. I've NEVER been a runner. I'm a walker at best. A Wii Active exerciser on most days. Running a half-marathon was my goal for six months' time.
And then I realized it last night. I'm not hear to break records or run multiple miles under 10 minutes. I'm here to finish.
Wow. It was like a revelation.
My personal goal is to finish (in a decent amount of time). I'm slowly improving, and, I have only been training for two and a half weeks. But running is my stress reliever, not something to add stress. I don't want to get all in a tizzy because I'm not shaving full minutes off my time.
So. I'm running for fun. Maybe next year I'll run for time, but, for now, my runs are for fun.
And my time last night? It was a minute better than last week. Not that I'm counting or anything...