I did five miles at the gym tonight. Five miles! I averaged 12:30 a mile too. Which is weird, because that’s, like, my default pace. I keep adding distance, but it always seems to work out to 12:30. Maybe I should push myself harder when I run shorter distances. *shrug* Anyhoo, I was about to throw in the towel at the 4.5 mile mark tonight when the gym manager put on the 8 Mile soundtrack. Suddenly I was starring in my very own Nike video to the tune of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”. I never even liked that song before, but it became my damn anthem. It was like… transcendence. I was just pumpin’ along and pushin’ up the pace and feelin’ the rhythm and suddenly there I was at five miles. (Or should I say 5 Mile?) It felt so good. That song is now going on my permanent workout playlist.


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  1. Congratulations!

  2. Epiphany! [head fills with D-Ream – “Thiiiings can only get bet-ter”]. Great to hear that it’s getting easier (holding pace over increased distance is a good thing) – keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. five miles?! good gravy, that’s excellent, Kris! congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚

    “Lose Yourself” is the best running songโ€”i’ve got on my work-out playlist three times so i can always fast forward to it easily when i need a little more energy.

  4. wow. well done! 5 miles is far!!

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