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My First Mile: It Wasn't That Bad

16 Mar

Today I would say ended up being another milestone for me in my fitness journey.  And I have to say that I will say this due to two key events.  First of all I'm here in Orlando to speak at the Orlando Code Camp event tomorrow, at the Speaker Dinner tonight I ran into a few old friends that I haven't seen in about 6 or so months.  More than one of them commented that I looked different.  I've been noticing the differences with the less from the last 3 months or so, but being gradual it isn't as "obvious" to me as it is to them.  Then, to make things better, and as you can guess from the title of this post, the second is about my time at the gym tonight.

For those of you that I have known me for any amount of time, especially those that have known me from Elementary School or Middle School.  I've never, ever, ever been a runner.  Period, end of story, I can't remember a single time in my life that I've ran a mile, all at the same time, without cheating.  There was always a bit of walking, or a little "creative math" when calculating laps, etc.  

Well, tonight marks the first time that I've been able to run a full mile, non-stop, at a consistent pace without any fluctuation.  This might not seem like much, but for someone that has never ran, I consider this to be a huge milestone.   This puts me 1/3 of the way to getting ready for the 5K run that I'm planning to participate in come July!  Now that I've built myself up to this level I've renewed my motivation to keep this going, first I'm looking to improve distance then I'll work on trying to improve the pace, baby steps, but progress!

tags: Health/Fitness
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