Friday, February 19, 2010

5.3 Miles

This is an old picture, but this is what I looked like while running yesterday. I was gleaming with pride. It was a break through run. The longest I have ever done.

So I know that just the other day I blogged about my goal of running a half marathon and I said I was going to increase my mileage soon. I looked up a route on google maps before I left for my run yesterday and I figured that I would do it next week, but while I was running I just felt the urge to go for the longer run. So I tried to remember the route as best I could and I made it home and every once in a while I would start smiling because I was so happy that I was doing something that I never thought I could do. If you had told me a year ago that I would run that long I would have told you you were crazy! When I looked up the map again when I got home I realized it was 5.3 miles! I was so proud of myself. SO there ya go... another update on my training.

8 comments:

Jeff and Kira said...

Awesome job! Such a great feeling, huh? I can't wait to get back to running!

Tyler Rex said...

just so everyone knows i was one of the people a year ago to tell her that she could run this far...and yes she did call me crazy (:

Amy (and Tyler) Rex said...

Thanks for not giving up on me Tyler! :)

Kelly and Nate Wright said...

Woohoo!! Go Amy Go!!!!

My goal for the year is to run 3 miles straight. Ambitious, huh? ;-)

Michael and Shelley said...

Lol, please! I probably couldn't even run half a mile without stopping. I'm so bad at running...but then again I don't even try anymore! I'm proud of you, girl!

Whit said...

Good for you!! I'm so proud!! :)

Erin said...

my hero. can you tell me how you started? I can run 2 miles...haven't for awhile but I want to figure out how to do more...so give me how you have done it so i can be like you!

Amy (and Tyler) Rex said...

Erin, I also started at 2 miles and I never dreamed of running this much so not to worry. I just got comfortable running 2 miles for at least a month and then I took it up to 3 miles and did that for a few weeks, then 4 miles for a few weeks and then I did the 5 miles. You could also increase your mileage by .5 miles every two weeks or so to do it a little more gradually. You can totally do it! Let me know when you do! Then you will be my hero! :)