She told me, "I'm racing."
"Really?" I said, "Who are you racing?"
"I'm racing me!" she said, as she ran off.
I've been very discouraged on the running front. Travel, holiday activities, and sickness have meant few runs in the last couple of weeks and the ones I did get in were painfully slow (with an emphasis on the painful). Finally today I took some decongestants that make me feel shaky, but made my sinuses stop aching. And I ran. Really ran.
Tonight, for the first time in my life, I ran a complete mile without stopping. And I didn't die. It's a Christmas miracle. I'm doing it. I'm racing myself and I'm winning.
Distance: 3 miles
Duration: 34:24 min:sec (over 2 min less than my previous best)
Average Pace: 11:27 min/mile (over 30 seconds better)
Average Speed: 5.24 mph (previous high was 4.9mph)
Total Distance: 62 miles