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Anyone can run a mile

And I believe my title even more after this morning. My wife, who had never ran more than three quarters of a mile without stopping, didn’t finish last as she had feared, and ran the Academy Mile in 10:36. In the brief training for this race, she had been doing between a quarter and half mile in about a 12-minute pace. A fellow co-worker of mine who smokes and showed up his roommate by actually getting up and going to this race, finished with his girlfriend in 10:32. (His roommate, also a co-worker, didn’t show up because, as he said yesterday, it was a rare chance to sleep in.) And another co-worker of mine, who runs quite often but often says she’s so slow, finished in 8:18.

Like my title says, anyone can run a mile … unless you choose not to.

I finished in a time of 6:26, 45 seconds faster than last year. If my abs weren’t sore from yesterday’s workout, I probably could’ve been a little faster. The weather was absolutely perfect. Temps in the low to mid-70s, cloudy skies and a light breeze — I questioned whether today was actually July 4.

Happy Fourth everybody!

  1. Anonymous
    July 4, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    Congratulations to both of you!
    Mom Angel

  2. Jason
    July 5, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    Congrats!! Good job!

  3. Danny
    July 5, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    i’d love to try my hand (feet?) at the mile. it sounds like fun to really gun it for just a mile.

  4. jeanne
    July 7, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    wow, now THAT is inspiring! good for your wife, and you weren’t too shabby either!

  5. jill
    July 12, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    thanks for the shout out david!!! and yes, i usually am slow. remember how running the 8 minutes almost made me about throw up?? ha!
    but congrats to you. and your awesome wife! i am so proud of her!

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