7:55

7:55

That’s the record.  On September 5, 2015 I ran a mile faster than I had since high school.  It was a great feeling…

Mostly.

The thing about setting a record is that it suddenly puts everything you’ve done and will do in perspective.  Prior to September 5, 2015 I had run some 190 miles on my NikeRun app.  Some of those miles were run as I was “getting back into shape” or as I was dealing with minor injuries.  The rest, however, were miles run by a younger Mike.  At 35 years old I shouldn’t be setting new records.  Every time the voice on my app announced a time higher than 7:55 he was announcing my wasted potential.

It’s even worse on this end of it.

Some 65 miles since I set that record and none of them have come close to 7:55.  Every run a failure to live up to what I can accomplish.

My best is not behind me.  I completely believe that someday, hopefully soon, I’m going to crush that 7:55 and turn that record into just another mile.  Maybe I’ll even get myself under 7 minutes.

And then the whole thing will start again.

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About Michael Reeve

I love my people. In 2003 I married my beautiful best friend. Then in 2007 we had our first son, Nolan, named after my favorite baseball player (Nolan Ryan). In 2009 our second son, Asher, was born. We have two dogs, Sawyer and Mr. Precious (Yea, I know) and some fish that are sure to die in the next couple of days. In 2004 we moved to Reedy Fork Ranch in northeast Greensboro. We love this area and we are thrilled to call it home. Now, God has called our family (along with a great team of people) to start a church in NE Greensboro. Proximity Church will have it's first Sunday on January 7, 2018! View all posts by Michael Reeve

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