Running tip #1
There is no perfect time to begin anything. There is only today. Simply press “play” and begin. Now. When I was in 9th grade I wanted to try the mile in a track meet but my PE teacher/track coach down in Pelham, Alabama (her name was Ms. Frances … and, being in the south, I don’t recall if Frances was her first or last name or if Ms. – pronounced “Mizz” – was a Miss or a Mrs.) wouldn’t let me race it until I could run “twelve laps around the track without stopping.” So, on day one I ran one lap … with a plan to add a lap a day until I made it to 12 laps in a row (3 whole miles!). Since I was a kid and didn’t know anything, I was free to just start where I was. Day 1 for me in April of 1977 was run one lap around the Pelham high school track.
Day 1 for me on January 1, 2015 is write the first of 365 running tricks.
p.s. after 12 days and 12 laps I raced my first mile in 6:04