I have something pretty awesome to share today guys! I ran my longest distance ever yesterday! 6.5 miles might seem like nothin’ to you pro runners out there, but it’s a huge step for me. I’ve always just been a 3-4 miler runner and was content. This year I’m saying go big or go home though and planning to run my first half marathon in June. Woot!
The story is kind of funny though… at least I thought it was and laughed at myself. So yesterday my initial plan was to just run five miles. My goal this month is to do a five mile run each week to increase my speed a bit until I start training for my half. I asked you guys in my post and on Twitter yesterday whether you would run outdoors in the 30 degree weather with the sun shining or if you would stay warm inside and do it on the treadmill while watching Gossip Girl. I got a mix of responses, but my husband finally convinced me that I should run outside since it was a beautiful day and the skies were clear (cold though!).
I got all dressed in pretty much the only cold weather running attire I have, and I mapped out my run to see what route I should take to do five miles. I found the street that I needed to turn around at and hit the road! I was so glad I decided to run outside. It was an absolutely gorgeous day, and my running attire kept me all nice and warm.
So I kept running… and running… and running… Finally I was wondering if I went too far because it truly did seem like I ran much longer than five miles. I got to the end of the jogging trail which looked like the middle of nowhere and decided to turn back around. I never did see that street sign that I was supposed to turn around at…
Cody and I decided to drive my route to see how many miles I covered out of curiosity, and we discovered I did about 6.5 miles! I was overjoyed because of my time and also just how great I felt throughout the run. I just laughed because we never did find that stupid sign!
So there ya have it… how I ended up running 6.5 miles… on accident!
- What’s the longest distance you’ve ever ran?
- Have you ever surprised yourself into running more miles than you thought you could do?