Avg: 6.2 mph

Christ is born! Glorify him.

And now, on to something quite a bit more mundane. My normal exercise routine is to start with 15 to 20 minutes of wind sprints. (Well, this time of year at this latitude, doing as close an approximation to wind sprints as is possible on a treadmill.) But yesterday I decided to change things up a bit and run a 5k.

My goal was to do it in a half hour, so after a brief warm-up I set the treadmill at 6.5 mph and actually managed to finish it in 30 min. For those of you who are mathematically or metrically impaired, that’s 3 ten-minute miles back-to-back-to-back.


Okay, I know a ten-minute mile is nothing to write home about, much less blog about to the whole disinterested world, but for a guy who, up until a month or so ago, was officially “obese,” and is now merely “overweight”  [although, I’ll probably be back to being obese after the holidays, the way things are going], I figure that’s an accomplishment worth celebrating.

But for now, it’s time to get ready for a glass of wine along with turkey, cranberries, stuffing, green beans, sweet-potato pie, ice cream, and a “Dark and Stormy” (sans the Goslings Dark Rum — that stuff’s $30 a small bottle and the Goslings Stormy brand Ginger Beer isn’t available in Sioux City — so it’s technically not a “Dark and Stormy™”, merely a cheap knock-off — sort of like the Android operating system) or maybe a “Cuba Libré.” Monday, back to the wind sprints.


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