Well, I had another good run on the treadmill tonight. I am really hoping I get to run outside one day this week. It has been very cold though, and I don’t have the right clothes yet to keep me warm enough to run outside. Even if I did, so far I just haven’t had time to run until night, so the gym treadmill it is for me. I ended up doing just over 6.5 miles. I think I could have gone further, but I don’t want to over do it after the 10 miles last night. It was much busier at the gym tonight too as I went earlier than usual, but I got a machine without issue, so that was good. So total for the week is 23.01/35 miles. Just about 12 miles to go to meet my goal!
Today was the second day of the 35 miles for 35 years celebration of my birthday week. I went to the gym to run on the treadmill again as the only time I could get a run in today was at night. I kind of planned to do about 6 or 6.5 like I did last night. I felt really good and just kept going…and going…and going. I ended up running 10 miles on the treadmill tonight! That is the furthest I have ever run in my whole life! My previous furthest about a month ago was 8 miles. I was shocked. I actually felt like I could keep going, but the gym was about to close, and I still needed to take a shower (might as well save my water money and shower there when I can). So, total for the week: 16.5/35 miles. I think I am off to a good start to hit 35 miles by Sunday evening.
This week for my 35th birthday I am planning to run 35 miles. Now this may not sound like a lot to most seasoned runners (especially half and full marathoners) but considering 8 months or so ago, I couldn’t run even a minute…I think it would be pretty amazing. Today I completed my first run of the week towards that goal.