Thursday February 21, 2013.
At 7:30 in the morning on their birthday, most people would stay in bed. Instead, here’s what I did.
It was cold and raining and unpleasant, but I finished it. And those 3-minute intervals ! What hellish torment those seemed; which seems funny now that 3-minute runs have become a comfortable “light session” in my current place in the program.
Each interval was a half-kilometer or better. It is difficult to express how major an accomplishment this was for me. Besides not-quitting in those last two rounds (and six months on as I write this, I remember them clearly), I ran a total of 21 minutes to post nearly 4 kilometers. Those numbers would have seemed impossible even a few months before this.
Happy b-day, Self.