Saturday, January 15, 2011

Timing Those Runs

I got paid on Friday, so I went out and made a few purchases.  I picked up this super fancy Armitron sports watch for the fantastic price of $34.99.  I looked at the watches at Best Buy, but don't really see the need in knowing my heart rate.  Sports Authority had a much bigger selection for much better prices, and I decided to go with this one because the display was big and clear and because it kind of reminds me of a dive watch.

So I timed myself for the first time today.  I did the 3.5 mile Fat Boy Flit trail in about 36:00 flat.  It is a short jog before the start and end of the trail, so I actually ran the 3.5 miles in a little under 35:00, which is a 10 minute mile pace.

Not to shabby for a fat guy.

Speaking of being a fat guy, I also picked up a bathroom scale.  I'll weigh myself in the morning and report on how it goes.  I actually started gearing up for 2011 in 2011 on the last day of November, right after I got back from the Philippines.  I only ran a handful of times in December, but I haven't been drinking (regularly) since Thanksgiving.  That's got to count for something, right?

So anyway, I was tipping the scales at about 220 lbs when I started this thing is all I'm trying to say and that I weigh less than that now.

So I ran 3.5 miles today, bringing my total miles logged for 2011 to 46.75. With 350 days left in the year, I have 1964.25 miles to go before I reach my goal of running 2011 miles in 2011.

1 comment:

J.B. said...

can you buy a good car for $2000??