We are running machines!

Have you read this

From a close friend of Bruce Lee’s…

Bruce had me up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-tow minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a-half minutes per mile].

So this morning he said to me “We’re going to go five.”

I said, “Bruce, I can’t go five. I’m a helluva lot older than you are, and I can’t do five.”

He said, “When we get to three, we’ll shift gears and it’s only two more and you’ll do it.”

I said “Okay, hell, I’ll go for it.”

So we get to three, we go into the fourth mile and I’m okay for three or four minutes, and then I really begin to give out.

I’m tired, my heart’s pounding, I can’t go any more and so I say to him, “Bruce if I run any more,” — and we’re still running — “if I run any more I’m liable to have a heart attack and die.” He said, “Then die.” It made me so mad that I went the full five miles.

Afterward I went to the shower and then I wanted to talk to him about it. I said, you know, “Why did you say that?” He said, “Because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”

With this on our minds we pushed through and ran a whole 1.5 miles without stopping! I listened to Sam Sparro too, which helped. After that we walked for about a 1/2 mile, then ran another mile, then walked the rest of the way home (3.5 miles total). Mr. Gaunt seemed to really find his pace, as he only really stopped because I stopped. I feel good about the way I have slowly worked up to this, I’m not trying to over do it or else it becomes too hard and I will just quit. Of course the goal is to be able to run the whole thing without stopping, but I’m hoping we can do that by the end of the summer. Not that we wont try sooner, it’s just a goal.

Oh and my new sports bra is perfection! Everything stayed in place nice and tight and it wasn’t at all itchy or uncomfortble…thumbs up!

Last but not least our dear friends Jenny and Justin (and their son Liam) had a BEAUTIFUL baby girl last night! Cecilia Carolynn! My heart explodes with love for them and that sweet baby! I wish I could meet her now! It will probably not be until our wedding (her and Liam are our Flower Girl and Ring Bearer, and their parents are in our wedding party too) but I am so excited! I just love happy baby news! WELCOME TO THE WORLD CECILIA YOU ARE ALREADY SO LOVED!

For Jenny and Justin