One of the gifts that I got for Christmas last month was a Rubik’s Cube. My wife noticed that about a month earlier, I started tinkering with a Rubik’s Cube that I found at her parent’s house.
After watching several YouTube videos and reading up on various ways to solve the cube, I began training.
It took about two weeks before I could solve the cube consistently without the help of online guides or a book that I also received. On my third week, I would often solve it between 2:30 to 5:00 minutes. Twice I tied my record of 2:28. And last week, I solved it in 2:10.
Today, I broke the 2 minute barrier and solved the cube in 1 minutes and 51 seconds (1:51.8 to be exact). I don’t know if that qualifies me as a speed cuber or not, but I think it’s awesome.