Monday, May 5, 2008
May 6th, 2008 is the very first National Run A Mile Day. It marks the 54th anniversary of Roger Bannister's running of the first sub-4-minute mile. The website doesn't have a whole lot of information, but I imagine that it's purpose is to inspire and motivate people to get up and exercise and live a more healthy lifestyle. In celebration of this event, I plan to begin my quest for a sub-5-minute mile. My fastest ever was 5:26 about 8 years ago. My fastest recent mile was a 5:36, so I believe that I can reach that mark (probably not tomorrow, but in the near future). It would be awesome if all of you got out there and ran a mile (or dedicated one of your miles) to celebrate this inaugural event. I'll be sure to let you know how my mile goes.