Saturday, March 20, 2010

Personal Record

Today I had a PR during my 6 mile run.

Back up.....SIX MILES?  Yes, I ran six miles today as part of my training runs for Team in Training.

A PR (personal record) is one that I have seen others do.  A PR is when you beat your best time.  I have envied others their PR's, I have wished for my own PR but I wasn't sure if I had it in me.  Truthfully, I had a PR but I wasn't impressed with it, I wasn't impressed with my own time, my own running pace.

Today, I ran 6 miles and I now have a PR.

I literally want to stand on the roof of my house and scream at the top of my lungs- I HAVE A PR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For you non-running folks, you might be thinking I have gone off the deep end.  You might think "what's the big deal about a PR?".  It is a big deal because I have been working so hard at this running thing.  Running does not come naturally for me.  I have to work HARD at it, I have to be disciplined about it, I have to make myself do it on some days.

But today, I ran 6.03 miles in 1 hr 3 min 3 seconds, with an average pace of 10:27 min/mile.

Hi, my name is Lisa and I have a PR and I am damn proud of myself.

15 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

I am not a runner, so I have to ask do you walk at all or are you running the whole time?
Great job!!!

Mommy Mo said...

I take walk breaks! Normally, I will take a walk break every 6-8 minutes, meaning I run 6-8 minutes than walk 1 minute. BUT, today it was so freaking cold that I hauled ass and skipped the walk breaks. I did take a few but just when I felt like I needed to and only for 30-45 seconds.

And hey, you called me a RUNNER- happy dance, squeal!!!!

Bacardi Mama said...

I never doubted you for a minute. You rock! I'm so proud of you.

Karena said...

You ARE a runner! So stinking proud of you, Lisa! Too bad about the cold, but it did spur you on to your very own personal PR. Way to go!

Kirsten said...

You should be proud of yourself, hooker. You are a runner and you are getting stronger and faster. You are awesome! (p.s. I get to meet you in a month!)

Bari said...
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Bari said...

I am so proud of you Lisa! You are freakin' awesome. I wanna be you!
*hugs*

Lisa L said...

just what you needed :)

AnnG said...

So stinkin' roud of you girl!! You deserve to shout it from ALL the roof tops!! Way to go!!

Thea said...

You should should it from the rooftops!! That's stinkin' awesome!

Elaine A. said...

Oh Lisa, that is so wonderful!! You've worked so hard and it's totally paying off. I'm proud like a mother over here. Enjoy your "runner" high!! :D

~Mendie~ said...

I am a non-runner....and I am beyond proud of you for doing 6 miles!!! That is awesome!!!

Gwen said...

I am literally JUST starting out! I have never EVER been a runner and so to read your words are so encouraging! I have only attempted twice so far and well...not so good. I went out yesterday and got some better shoes so hopefully that will help.

Brooke said...

that's incredible!! great work. it must be very fulfilling to see all your hard work pay off!

Heather of the EO said...

I seriously would stand on my roof and scream if I were you. You're awesome, lady.