...I am totally loving running for the last several weeks. Today I ran five + miles on the Y's indoor track; and I've been boosting the number of laps I sprint. Today, I sprinted 9 times around the track. Next time I want to sprint for 13 - which would make an entire mile at full speed (staggered between ordinary laps - which seem to get faster too).
Running is the perfect exercise for an introvert - it's almost an hour's worth of time all alone with my iPod delivering the Church's music into my ears.
I'm really itching to be able to run outside again. Yeah, I know those nuts up north do it all winter long (no offense, nuts), but that's not my idea of fun. Give me sunshine and warmth and I'm ready to hit the trail. The goal before this summer is up is to run 13 miles - a half marathon. Furtherest I got to last summer was 8 miles.