Over the weekend, I finally reached one of the goals I set for 2013. I ran three miles.
It’s not the fastest three miles, but it’s not the slowest either. I average about a 12 minute mile, and I’ve noticed that every time I run, I do that first mile just a little bit faster (this weekend, I did that first mile in 11 minutes), which is also awesome.
I have now signed up for the She is Beautiful 5K in Santa Cruz, which will be my first official race in the sense that it’s the first that I plan to run straight through (I’ve done two others that I mostly walked). I’m quite excited.
To make my weekend runs a little more fun and interesting, I have also bought the Zombies, Run! app, which has you as a runner in the zombie apocalypse. It has a whole storyline and you can set it to zombie chases, which force you to run faster to escape the zombies. Along the way you collect various gear, which you can then use to upgrade the camp. It seems like a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to doing runs and playing the game, being the zombie lover that I am. 🙂
My next running goal is to build up to six miles and potentially run in the Wharf to Wharf run in July. I think it’s doable.
In Other News
Not much to report. Getting the info back from my old computer gave me some ideas of what I might send out as submissions, but none have actually been sent.
Novelling progress is still set at zero for the month, though I finally have some good ideas for scenes in my novel, which have me wanting to get back to it.
To Do This Week
- Write a minimum of 2,000 words on Under the Midday Moon
- Submit something (poem, story, whatever)
- Do two runs and a strength training routine
- Edit Letter Box poetry chapbook and find somewhere to submit it
- Set a budget for the week and stick to it