And I was pleasantly surprised! I think I actually like running solo! I can just run and not have to worry about creating a talking/breathing combination that won't result in passing out! And I can listen to music along the way with a beat that nearly matches my cadence (if you haven't checked it out yet, go to www.jogfm.com - it's awesome!)
So my plan was to do 2 miles. But I ended up doing 3. Or at least I guess it was 3 miles. My Garmin quit halfway through. (Mental note: your Garmin will NOT last throughout a 3 mile run when the battery life is only at 16%) But I know where the mile marker is and I did close to 1.5 miles before turning back. And once I got to my driveway I decided to keep going which was probably another 1/2 mile...so I'm totally calling it 3 miles.
I can't tell you how proud I was of myself! And I was working hard too...I had the sweat going and had to catch my breath at the turn around point. And I only stopped once. Did you get that? ONCE. That is unheard of for me. Oh yeah...and there were hills! And I ran them ALL without stopping! And I even sprinted on the last bit of the run! What has gotten into me? I hate sprinting!
So this running thing was a success in my book! It no longer feels like a daunting task to get out and run by myself! Go me!
I also realized today that I am WAAAAAY behind on updating my mileage goal. I think the last I posted was before the half marathon in May! I am going to try to go back through my Garmin records and tally up all the miles I've put in since then and get a current number posted. I am sure you have been waiting patiently for it....lol