First Four since the Fourth
Last July, two awesome friends joined me for a weekend of adventure in North Carolina, culminating in a 4-mile race on the Fourth of July. Leading up to the race, we trained and had lots of good times together. However, I hadn’t ever, before or since, taken on a run like that. Well, today seemed like a good day to challenge myself, so I set out running in a new direction and managed to kill 4.03 miles in 52:00 minutes! I’m no speedy gonzales, that much is certain, but I am quite proud that I kept a steady pace and didn’t stop to walk! This marks my second ever run (the first was a 3-miler) where I managed to keep running the whole time without any walking breaks. In this respect, I think I may have crossed a real threshold! I think if I stick to this pattern of running, I might be able to add distance to my runs more easily now.
I’m really starting to love running. I’m not to the point where I need to do it every day, but I’ve just started a 10-miles-per-week goal. I met it this first week, and I’m going to keep working towards it…hopefully surpassing it in the coming months. My medium-term goal is to run a 10k before the year is out, probably this fall. The really long-term goal is to run a half marathon, but I don’t even know when I’ll be ready for that! Quite some time from now, I feel certain.