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One small step for a man, one giant leap for me

One small step for a man, one giant leap for me

After dinner on Tuesday my teenagers asked to go to the library. And by “asked”, I mean repeatedly begged. And by “after dinner”, I mean starting the minute I got home from work and continuing every 15 minutes after that. Normally there’s no time for this kind of thing on a weeknight but thanks to the miracle of our crockpot a perfectly cooked roast was waiting for me when I got home from work and we were done eating by 6:30. Since we still had a couple of hours before I send the kids to bed,* I decided a visit to the library would be a nice way to spend the evening.

HOWEVER… Instead of accompanying them into the library, lounging around playing games on my phone and wasting time on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc as I usually do, I decided to do something I had not done in a while. I went to the gym with the intention of running on the treadmill.

I know. I’ll give you a moment to pick your jaw up off the floor and/or clean up the milk you just snorted out of your nose.

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Rule number one of Zombieland: Cardio.

I just finished a mothercussing 10K. This was my first 10K; the longest race I have ever completed before today was a 5K last October.

My goal today was to maintain a run 2 blocks/walk 1 block pattern and complete in less than an hour and a half. I didn’t run quite as much as I had planned but I did finish in under 1:30.

Lineup was at 6:30am. Also known as half-past way-too-effing-early-in-the-morning. My mom picked us up at 6:10 and I realized about halfway to the Fargodome that I had forgotten to put on deodorant. Not that it would have mattered probably; I doubt there is enough deodorant in the world to cover the smell of me attempting a 10K.

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