FFTFL premiere

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Keeping My Nose To The Grindstone

Or "putting the pedal to the medal" or "holding my feet to the fire..." I said I would run six miles today and I DID! I think putting it out there on Facebook, either on Spark People's feed or From Fat To Finish Line's page, keeps me accountable. It was not an easy run. I went to the gym since I've run the last few times and they seemed to go faster since I became occupied with playing with the speed and whatever trash was on MTV, like 'Teen Mom' or 'Jersey Shore'. Today it was Retro MTV with an episode of 'The Hills.'

I had planned on setting the speed at 6.0 and not touching it- just run and read the captions while listening to my music. I couldn't do it. So, after 1 mile, I alternated between 6.0 and 6.2 every 5 minutes. Then it got tough around mile 4, so I would fiddle some more with my speed. I wanted to finish, and I wanted to finish under the 60:00 countdown the treadmill was set at. After huffing and puffing the last mile, I was done at 59:08. Thank you Jesus.

Glad to say I'm done with it! Do I dare say 7 miles next week? The Diva Half isn't until October 7th. I think I can take it a bit slower. Maybe I'll shoot for 6.5 and be pleasantly surprised when I just go for 7. I'm not promising anything until Friday!

This week has been busy with babysitting and cleaning and visiting with a girlfriend and her son on Thursday. Charlie met Ryan in 3rd grade, and his mom, Donna, and I hit it off. Unfortunately, they moved out of town and we don't see them very often. We all went to McDonald's and I had a hamburger Happy Meal. Have you seen the baby fries that come with a HM now? The cardboard container looks like it belongs in a little kids kitchen play set! They shrunk the fries and added apple slices to add some nutritional content, but they're peeled slices, so there's not much to them!

Not much food, but enough to fill the hole. Between my HM and the 4 others I got for my kids and the two I babysit, we got 5 of the same toys. Anybody need a Manny from Ice Age 16? That is what they're up to, no?


  1. wow those are teeny fries!!

    remember the 10% rule. don't increase distance by more than 10% weekly so as long as you fall into your week total...

  2. Awesome job! I have yet to run 6 miles in under an hour! Way to go!