Thomas ran the first couple with me. I don't know how the child can run all out (he kept up with me pretty well) and continue talking non-stop, but he can. He's great company. My quarter-mile times were: 1:54; 1:44; 1:46; and 1:40. Obviously, the first repeat was the most challenging in that it totally sucked. In retrospect I should have taken more time to warm up. But I was in a hurry with the warm up today because the kids wanted to get to the library and back before I have to work tonight and I definitely can't afford to skip the stretching afterward. So, yeah. That first one was tough. If I hadn't already told Thomas that I was going to do that four times, I probably would have done it once.
But I did it! And I did it quite a bit faster than I would have done it on the treadmill.
In closing, here is a picture, just because it made me smile.
|Happy little tree!|