Meanwhile, I am having a hard time finding a good time to run. Now it gets dark so early that it cuts into my outside time. I have been encouraging Zach to ride his bike so that when he gets better at it I can have him ride and jog along side of him. Two weeks ago he was barely getting the hang of peddling his two-wheel bike with training wheels. He kept pushing back and slamming on the brakes after one pedal. Now he's got it down but still likes to stop a lot along the way. What can I expect from a 3-year-old? I love that he likes being outside though because that is where I would rather be during the day. Especially since it's up in the 80's again this week, maybe even hotter!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Always Someone To Compare To
I've been working my way through this whole running thing. I am trying to get my legs to go faster and not have my heart burst out of my chest. I do see improvement though. I was typically running on the treadmill at a comfortable speed of 4.0 to 4.5 miles an hours. I was thinking at that rate it would take me about 6 hours to run a marathon and that is just toooooo long to run! So I have now worked my way up to a comfortable 5.5 miles an hour and throwing in 6.0 sometimes too. I was feeling good about this as I was at the gym the other day. I got on the treadmill next to this big guy who looked as if he were jogging. As I get started I look over to see how fast he's going and his monitor says 6.5. "Oh well", I think, "he's a big guy". Then this tall girl comes on the other side of me and she starts out at 8.5 and works her way up to 10 mph! How can I compare to that, I would go flying off the treadmill. So, I just need to remind myself that I can only do what my legs will let me and feel good about my own improvements.