September 30, 2013

A Night of Firsts

Friday night was kind of a big night for me.

  • I ran the longest distance (2.91 miles) I’ve run in nearly a year.
  • I ran it at the fastest pace I’ve run in several months.
  • I ate my first bug while running.

So, kind of a big deal. 🙂

09272013Even though I feel like a weenie for saying it, that three miles were really a big deal for me. It’s the longest distance I’ve run thus far, and it was still pretty hot (about 85 degrees) so it was a struggle. But I did it, and I did it faster than I’ve done any of my recent runs. I might actually be able to do this.

Oh, and the bug – I was about half a mile from home, breathing through my mouth like a dog. I don’t know if you’re supposed to do that or not, but it’s getting me through. Suddenly, some little gnat-like thing flew into my mouth. I hacked and coughed and spit, and eventually had to reach into my mouth to grab the bug and flick it out.. But – I DIDN’T STOP RUNNING. And I won’t stop running.

And to keep me from reneging on this promise, I’m asking you for money! The Team Diabetes organizers have issued a challenge for all of us running in January to raise $100 by Oct. 6, this Sunday. Will you donate here and help me? If I promise not to tell you about any more bugs that I aspirate? 🙂


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