So, yesterday I was scheduled to run 14 miles (according to my full marathon training plan). If I actually did run that far, it would be the longest distance I’ve ever run. Or, you could say it was a new PR. Don’t know what PR stands for? Apparently it’s “personal record”, if you were a part of the runner’s club, you’d know that. (;
Don’t worry, I’m not a part of the runner’s club either.
I can’t figure out these clubs and their secret languages. One time I thought I wanted to belong to a mommy group on Baby Center, but then it took too damn long to figure out their lingo. What the hell does DH and LO stand for? Dumb husband and little offspring?
After this post I was more confused, “my DH slept on the couch while I got up 47 times with the LO.” Don’t worry, I spent my whole time figuring out what the letters meant and not actually belonging. Apparently it’s darling husband and little one. Sheesh.
Let’s keep it simple here, H will work for husband and K will work for kid. Or, hell, why not just write it out? It’ll take longer to remember the shorthand, than it will to type out husband and kid. And who really calls their husband a darling husband anyway?
Enough about that, let’s get back to me and my PR. I beat my PBD (personal best distance) but not my PBP (personal best pace). Well, wait, yes I did. I’ve never run this far. So, for all you runners out there, I just smashed my PR! 14 miles in 2 hours 23 minutes and 56 seconds. That’s a 10:16 min/mile pace. Boooom!
Also, I just made those other letters up, I don’t think actual runner’s groups use letters like PBD and PBP. But, I don’t care. I personally like having a personal best (pb) better than a personal record (pr) anyway.
And, the best part of a personal best is no one else can beat it. Lots of people may be able to run 14 miles faster than me, but here’s where I don’t care. Those people can never beat my personal best, only I can do that.
Maybe I’ll start my own group. The PB group. We can eat PB and talk about how awesome we are.