1 Mile

Hello Friends!

I have been playing a relatively passive GPS game called Geo Realm for a little while that gives you soldiers when you walk. I am not half bad at it and I am now in the top 10. I have conquered all the neighboring castles

I feel like I have the game mechanics down pretty good which reduces the time I need to play. It scratches my gaming itch and I do other things.

I have been super focused on my urban farm and have not been out walking as much as I should, so when my wife asked me to go on a run with her, I felt apprehension and a lot of thoughts went through my head.

I forgot to turn Geo Realm on to get armies, but I am cool with it. The game has performed it’s usefulness. More importantly, I used my fitbit to track my run and I discovered that I am very slow.

If you look at the charts, you will see a 12 minute mile. I basically shaved a few minutes off my 4 mile an hour pace of 15 minute walking miles.

I will tell you, step for step, I can WALK for hours. This exploration into the realm of running nearly killed me as evidenced by the aftermath. My Beloved nearly had to carry me home!

Well, practice makes perfect. Well, at least more better. I will keep at it.

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

116 thoughts on “1 Mile”

          1. So you don’t have ludo in the us?
            It originated in india, then the british took it, and it is popular all over, from what I hear.

          2. it’s simple game. in which there are many member like two, three, four, five,six not much and when the dice is on one or six number the play is start . i hope you understand

          1. Thanks, Little sister!
            In fairness, I portrayed myself that way and made a jab at Pooja because she said I was balding. I might have asked for it.

      1. My day was a usual one!

        But its not over yet.

        I am trying to think of a topic to write a post on.

        On a totally randon note: Just wondering: Do you think Robin Hood was really a hero?
        Stealing from rich and giving to poor is no heroic deed, from my perspective.
        But I am the only one I know who thinks so. What is your view?

  1. Hello,

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  2. Reminds me if my super fit/slim days. I routinely ran 1.5hrs on a stairclimber at full speed. I got a wild hair to enter a 5k. Asphalt SUCKED… even with tons of walking I did okay (started 20 min late, due to parking probs, but finished in the middle of the pack) but swore to NEVER street-run again!!

  3. My attempts to get in better shape are pretty much over till I can afford my knee repair (currently estimated at more than $4k copay which is about 1/2 of all the money I have).

      1. Thank you.
        Adam seems okay right now. The nighttime crashes make me feel he’s in final-final failure. But I’ve thought that before and been wrong. He’s already far exceeded the vet’s expectations.

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