I have been training since October using the Jeff Galloway Training Plan (http://www.rundisney.com/training/running/) and would definitely recommend it to those just starting out. Before October, the furthest I had ever run was probably 5 miles. I love working out but hate running. This past weekend I hit a major milestone with running 10 MILES!! That's double digit mileage. If you asked me back in August before I decided to run this, I would have laughed at the thought of running that far. But I did it in 1:37...and relatively painfree.
Here are some highlights from my run around Baltimore:
It was a very overcast day but the temps were in the 50's
Ravens Pride on the side of Federal Hill
This is a piece of one of the World Trade Center towers. It is there as a memorial for the Marylanders who lost their lives on September 11th. I always get chills when I run past it.
On a lighter note, there is a bread factory on my route. It smells amazing and makes me hungry.
Huge cargo ships that come in to the Inner Harbor
Mr. Boh - An icon of Baltimore (The beer is gross but lots of people love it)
After this weekend, only 3.1 miles stand in my way of finishing my goal. I actually got a bit teary-eyed when my MapMyRun app lady told me "You have gone 10.0 miles" because that is such a major accomplishment for me. While I still cannot say that I LOVE running, I don't mind it and actually prefer to run 5 or 6 miles to just 3. There are only 5 weeks left until our trip and after my first double digit run this past weekend, I KNOW I've got this!!