I did a run today and have an update on the stats. The first half never seems to go very well. I find I have to slow down often. I'm wondering what I can do better to warm up. I think that's my problem. I spend a good 20 minutes stretching, doing sit ups, push ups, etc... I looked at my time around 1 mile. I did a 12:34 minute mile. Which kind of discouraged me. I didn't get much chance to run since last week. Monday was way too exhausting for me. Tuesday I couldn't sleep all night. Last night was a better night and I needed to get back there.
People ask me how I can run for exercise. It's simple. I get a runner's high. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. It helps me work things out internally. When I'm out there, there is no one to disappoint but myself. It's liberating.
Here's my stats for this run:
Total time: 27:53
Total Distance: 2.28 miles
Average min/mile: 12:12
The good news here is after I passed the 1 mile mark, I did awesome. I turned on this song on my playlist. By dragon force and it's called through the fire and the flames. It's not a song noelie or tigersue will enjoy. Their musical tastes are much more refined than my own. But the song inspires me and gets me moving. I ran the second mile in 10:10. That is the victory here. For having an incredibly depressing week, this was the highlight. This was my victory. It felt so good to look down and see that. I turned on the 10 minute song and I just ran. I didn't stop until the very end. I pushed myself and it didn't hurt, or feel uncomfortable, or feel like something I couldn't do. This was something I could do and did.
Here's the chorus to that song.
So far away we wait for the day
For the lives all so wasted and gone
We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
Through the fire and the flames we carry on