Friday, March 25, 2011

Desperate and Determined

The frozen tundra where I live has started the great thaw... things are melting.. the sun is shining and the running trails are ready to run on.  The bad part about living in this area is that during the thaw there will be days where is will rain all day long.  Not just a sprinkle you could run in.  This was a steady cold rain.  So I was so desperate to get my miles in and there was no way I was going to the dreadmill in my basement to do it.  A friend of mine told me that you can run around Bielenberg Sports Center.  I decided it cant be that bad.  I will do it.  It cost me two dollars to get inside.  And it had about 15 senior citizens walking around the track.  No runners.  Well I got my shoes on and started.  It was 7 laps to make one mile.. I had to do 5 MILES!  Not that many miles really but when it took 7 laps to make one mile it was going to be determination that got me through it.  I was so desperate to get my miles in yet so determined to do it that I did it.  It really wasn't that bad at all.  Taught me a lesson that no matter what when you put your mind to it you can do it.  Even if that means running 35 laps around an inside dome.

(these pictures were taken with my IPhone by some of the seniors that were walking.. sorry for them being very blurry)

1 comment:

  1. I once had to run around 2 basketball courts for 6 miles so I feel your pain. Way to go.


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