Thursday, December 08, 2005

Ice, With a Cherry on Top

And they said it couldn't be done.

They were wrong.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005:

Mile 1: 9:58


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem.

(Plus, I probably walked about four seconds that first mile due to a patch of ice. But let's not quibble.)

Mile 2: 10:48 (big-ass hill, with ice at top. And me, walking across it. See, I'm the cherry. On the top of the ice. On the hill. And the cherry is also me breaking a 10-minute mile. For the first time. The whole metaphor is impossibly clever, huh?).

Mile 3: 10: 39 (same thing, in reverse).

Total: 31:26 (10:28/mile)

And that, my friends, is all she wrote. (Except for this postscript: I was only scheduled to run two miles today but FORCED myself to run three because of that thing coming up on Sunday. And, as I was running, I told myself that whenever I don't get enough sleep (like last night, for instance, or skip breakfast, like this morning, for instance), I am going to have a hard time running.)

So really? I need to shut up.

7 comments:

21st Century Mom said...

Yeah for a sub 10 minute mile!!! Dahling you ah a rock stah!

That reminds me that I need to post the results of my last run.....

Kim said...

9:58!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YAY! That's awesome!
Good luck Sunday.

Susan said...

Yaya! That's awesome.

susie said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are rockin' and rollin'
And you were worried about that "thing"....

a.maria said...

well done you. i officially can't keep up. i ran/raced two miles day before yesterday, and i'm still sore from it!

David said...

Slow and steady, Jeanne wins the race ... and BUSTS THROUGH 10:00!!! Good goin'.

Rae said...

Congrats on the new mile PR! AND, good luck tomorrow. You're going to rock it. You're ready physically and mentally!!