When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time?

I love the Tough Mudder series of runs. The motivational warm-up has stuck with me since my first TM last year

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

When was it? How long has it been between firsts?

This spring it became apparent that our May and June was going to be intense. The Bayshore Half Marathon that we signed up for in December was the Saturday of Memorial Day, and the very next Saturday would be Tough Mudder Michigan. 23+ miles of racing in the span of a week. We signed up for a tune-up 10k the Saturday before the half marathon.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

The 10k was a bit slow and there were walkers all over the route, but it was such a beautiful day out we didn’t care. The Bayshore Half went well, and the wife and I both finished with a smile. The Tough Mudder was awesome as usual, and our entire team finished with big smiles. The next Saturday, though, nothing was planned. No running, no OCRs, nothing. ¬†We were free to do what we wanted!

Saturday was pretty lazy. Relaxed in the hammock for a while, played with the kids, then decided to go on a bike ride. Never run a marathon (it’s in the cards!) but I bet I could get on the bike and knock 26.2 miles out!

50k later…

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My first metric half century. Using the heart rate monitor I was able to keep the pace in a range where the primary training effect was aerobic base building. It seems like biking is easier to dial in a specific heart rate compared to running, so it’s definitely getting added to the base-building training schedule. So…

When was the last time you did something for the first time?