Further than I thought

Today was orientation day at FXB New Hope. As part of my one year $10k challenge, I was told I needed to run the mile. I was expecting to “run” the mile. Well, after working out 6 days a week for 13 weeks, things went way better than I expected them to. I actually did run a mile!  Finished it in 9 minutes and 41 seconds.

To put that in perspective, the Army says that for my age, running it in 6:48 would put me in the top 1%.  I’m not there yet. They also said though, that running it in 9:45 puts me in the top 50%.

So I did better than the top 50% for my age group according to the army. The last time I “ran” a mile, six years ago, I did it in 15 minutes.

Feeling pretty happy with myself.  Now if only my shins would stop screaming!!!