It has been 7 weeks since I started running. Meaning I’ve only run 7 times. I say “only” because running just once a week is rather odd, but its been working pretty well for me. Over these last 7 weeks, I’ve gone from just a short .95 mile run to most recently a 6.25 miles on Sunday. Yes. I ran a 10K plus an extra .05 mile. Why? How? What?!
Because I simply could. I channeled my inner strength and courage to make another one of my goals a reality. (Obviously I started 2015 off with a bang!) I knew I wanted to do this with it being my last run in NJ for a while. After my 4 mile run the week before, I ended up feeling like I could have gone more. I WANTED to go more. I knew a 10K was totally possible, that’s why I made it one of my “wishes” for 2015.
Every time I complete another run, my Nike+ app tells me of the “records” I smash. This time I ran my fastest mile in 11:07, my fastest 5K in 35:19, and my first 10K in 1:11:15. Since I ended with 6.25 miles, my overall time was 1:11:42 for my longest run ever…in my life. This time last year, when I said I wanted to start running, I never would have thought I could ever run this distance…ever. The only person I can blame for that negativity was myself. I never even got myself to try.Read More