March 07, 2007


I love it when the best laid plan actually happens.

I said I would run 3 miles today.

And I did.

I said I would run those 3 miles in less than 30 minutes.


How much closer could I have gotten? Actually, it was 29:59:38, so technically I could have been 21 mili-seconds slower.

But who's counting, right?

Today, was a wonderful day chock full of productivity at work and at home. Oh, and the weather is unbelievable.

On the record for tomorrow: 3 more punishing miles* plus a brisk walk with a great friend after work. It's something we're going to try and start. She wants to get in better shape and I want to hang out with her more. So, we thought it would be a good idea to meet once a week for a walk, which I'm sure will eventually turn into running (Okay, Kat, I know that's down the road, but let me optimistic, okay?).

*"Punishing miles" are my way of making myself pay for all of the slackedness over the last few weeks. I hatey hate hate running just 3 miles. There are always the hardest for me. Once I get past them I feel great, so I'm punishing myself by making myself run just 3 miles for 5 days. Oh, the things we do to ourselves....

One last thing...only cause I wanna be the FIRST to say it:


I absolutely cannot wait until I can wake up on Sunday morning and know that I will have one extra hour of daylight waiting on me. It's like all is right with the world when I'm cranking out that 10 miles after work and the sun is still there to tell me goodnight.

I just can't wait.


miss petite america said...

i heart daylight savings time too!!! though i have a race on sunday!!!

Firefly's Running said...

I like Daylight Savings Time, but you LOSE an hour the first day. :(

Anonymous said...

I can't wait until daylight savings, either! This year I seem to be looking forward to it even more than usual. Maybe because our temps are so far below what is normal for this time of year! I'm searching out any sign of spring that I can find!

Kerstin said...

Uh, I don't like 3 mile runs either and love daylight saving time. I think they shouldn't even change it in the winter.
Fortunately I live in California where it's springtime year-round.

Wes said...

I like daylight savings time as well. I can use that extra time to get in a bike ride during the week. My weekday runs are always three miles, and I like them less than the long runs because I always push myself hard. I'm with ya there.

Phil said...

I think it's spring ... it's making everyone happy.

Pet Peeve nummber #341 - The correct name of the US Government program to fool you into believing there is an extra hour of Day Light is Daylight Saving Time. There is no "s" at the end of Saving. I'm slowly losing the battle, but every year to try again.

Anne said...

What is wrong with me -- I enjoy 3-mile runs! They give me a burst. And I'm not a big fan of the initial daylight saving because I'm back to running mornings in the dark until summer hits.

Hey, glad you hit your time goal of under 30 minutes. When'd you start getting so fast?!

WannaBe5Ker said...

What a time on that 3 miles!!!!

I llve DST, too, today is tough (first day) but I love that it's light later!