Today I ran 6.22 miles, or in Disney Princess Half Marathon terms, I have run from Epcot and made it into Magic Kingdom and around the Castle :)! This has made my day!
My pace was 13:40 but I ran 6.22 miles! Six months ago I would have thought this impossible, now it is reality and I made it a month before my first 10K race, so I have time to work on my pace. To do this five months before my Half makes me feel good, if I keep training at this rate I will finish and have a decent time.
It blows my mind each time I have a breakthrough whether it is pace or distance, I still pinch myself to check that it is real. Sometimes after a run, I am a little sore and KNOW it is real. I can remember thinking, I will never make it past a mile, I will never make it to two miles, I will never get faster than a 15:00 minute mile, and on and on the impossible becomes the possible and the possible becomes the real. The goal is met, the bar is raised, and the excitement grows!
Now off to pack for the next six hours or so, moving in 10-days and I still have three rooms to wrap and pack. I do have a nice little mini-vacation coming up right after I move, we are going to the beach. I have never run on the beach! Should be challenging and fun.
183 days smoke free and 158 more nights sleep before the Disney Princess Half Marathon.