I have said many times that I am not a runner.
My goal has been to get to a point where I can comfortably run 2 miles in under half an hour. Nothing crazy. 15 minute miles sounded pretty decent in my head considering I'm not much of a runner and even when I was really working at it, the fastest I ever got was 12 and a half minutes or so.
Just to keep track of my distance and calories, I downloaded the Track My Run fitness app and used it for the first time yesterday.
That's a pretty cool app, FYI.
So, I'm jogging along, listening to my music, minding my own business when all of a sudden a voice pops up in my ear phones that tells me I just ran one mile.
In 11 minutes and 26 seconds.
First off, having a little voice pop up in my ear unexpected about scared the pants off me, but then, I couldn't quite believe what I heard, so I had to stop and check the app.
Yep, one mile. In 11 minutes and 26 seconds.
I have a short little out and back route that I do and hadn't ever known what the distance was, only that it about fit the time I had before having to go get the girls.
Now I know, it's 1.64 miles and I did it yesterday in 19 minutes and 23 seconds.
That pretty much smashes my goal of two miles in 15 minutes.
So my next run will be a little different.
It will be a little longer and my goal will be two miles in 23 minutes.
After that, we'll be moving up.