I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


I’m home for a day … so I run!

… er, tried to! I needed to see what I have in me, what I can still do. I miss running, so today was gratifying. Upon reflection, I don’t know what surprises me more – my decent 1500m time considering lack of training/fitness level – OR, the fact that I accomplished the feat w/ coffee (3 cups this morning) and water (2 liters) being all I consumed (still haven’t eaten … yeah yeah, after I finish this post, lol) after a 13 hour day?! And then mere seconds after stopping my Garmin (being ever critical of myself), said, “shit, shoulda ran 110m more trying for a 1M PR” … LOL!

1K warmup

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giving it my best Seb Coe!

Do any of ya EVEN remember Sebastian Coe? Steve Ovett? Anyone? No? Ok, I digress. Looking at all my running accomplishments, all achieved in such a short period of time, I noticed I never attempted shorter distances. It got me thinking … I should try for a respectable 1500 meter/mile time. Today was officially my first full run ‘n gun at the mile distance. Funny, before I even challenged myself, I was envisioning a 6 minute mile. In retrospect … WHAT WAS I THINKING, lol?! I fool myself ’cause I feel like the proverbial invincible teenager, but I still have to keep reminding myself; not only am I a 50 year old dude, but I’m a 50 year old dude who just became a runner 3 1/2 months ago, lol!!

All things considered, 6:39 ain’t shabby … I’ll take it. AND, I know I’ll be able to whittle it down (realistically) to 6:25 … 6:20 on a good day, and hopefully soon. Stay tuned!