Wednesday, June 26, 2013

TIMED My Mile Run for the FIRST TIME!

Last July when I first began this journey (before I ever heard of Cross Fit), I started out by running in the mornings. 

I struggled with running ALLOT - and I couldn't even run 1 mile without having to stop and rest in the middle. 

I had a two mile route I would follow and I had to stop a couple times along the way to walk. 

Was I lacking actual endurance? Or just mental strength?

Last night, as part of getting into my structured at home workout - I ran a mile for time. 

Don't worry, before that I stretched my little heart out:

I ran my mile in 10.53!!!

10 minutes - 

that's SO close to my 7.45 minute mile I used to run in High School!!!

I am so proud that I can now run a mile without stopping & I have increased my time from about a 15-17 min mile to a 10.53 minute mile!!

1 year of working hard really pays off!

We will be running a timed mile again in a couple months to see how much we have improved!!

I'm loving be able to workout on my own time!


  1. That's awesome-- it's so gratifying to see how much you've pushed yourself in the past few months!!

  2. Excellent! I've been running for years and I ran a 5K for time for the first time in March. ;)

    1. CONGRATULATIONS!! That's awesome :)

  3. Congrats!!! I am so happy for you!!!

  4. Very good!!! It's a lot different than in high school when fitness seemed much easier. But you probably can even get better with practice. You have good attitude for improvement. :D

    :-) Marion

  5. Love this workout! I have been on the road lately, and am always looking for great workouts that I can do without going to the gym! Thank you for linking with Total Fitness Wednesday!

  6. Great job! One of my goals is to run a mile in about that time. It's such a struggle to get going. Any advice? What's your next running goal?

  7. That is AMAZING!! A ten minute mile?! Whoop Whoop!! I cannot wait to see how fast your next mile is, you will probably be amazed too!! Thanks so much for linking up with us!!

  8. Great job! Achieving a goal offers a great feeling like no other.


  9. You`re doing great. Always keep improving your methods!