i ran today. it wasn't very far, but i enjoyed it. i challenged myself to keep running for a long a the guy in the treadmill in front of me kept running, and i did it...sort of.
i ran for 31 minutes solid, if that counts for anything at all. the jerk in front of me ran for a long time, then stopped the machine. ah, he was done! if i wanted, i could have stopped any time after that. but i was most certainly done yet. and then he started running again, at 6.0 mph. what a jerk.
long and short of it: i ran 3 miles in 31 minutes. even though i wasn't really competing, it's kind of fun to have someone to run with and engage in imaginary competition. i'm competitive by nature, really. i need to sign up for another race soon!