A personal best this past week

For some time now, the 14-minute mile was the best I could do.  In fact, at the Dallas Running Club’s Independence Day 10K, I finished the race at a 16-minute / mile pace.  So, imagine my surprise when I completed a mile this past week at 12:25.

What’s different? Well, for one thing, I signed up with Get You In Shape’s boot camp as well as their Cardio Club.  End of week two and I can report that I’m getting value.  The metrics may be good (I may lose weight, gain inches at the right places and lose them elsewhere)… but the big thing I noticed thus far is that it makes my exercise consistent.  For the past 19 months, I’ve been good with getting out in all weather conditions, but this is different.  The class starts with me or without 🙂   Also, its been mostly a lonely run thus far, this group thing actually is working for me.

With the energy boost that this regular stretching I think, yesterday I was able to jog for 45 minutes at the Dallas Arboretum.  Thousands of pumpkins were displayed everywhere… that and the 52F temperatures – yes, Fall’s here.

pumpkins decorate the cottages at the Dallas Arboretum

Pumpkin cottage


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