This past Thursday, the 14th, was the first day I ran 2.5 miles. I ran that distance again on Friday, took Saturday off (from running anyway, I still walked a lot down in Newport) and then ran 2.5 again this morning. I'm hoping to get to 3 miles sometime this week.
I'm also debating running the Long Beach International half marathon in October. A friend saw my Facebook post about having run 2.5 on Thursday and mentioned that according to her training schedule for a half, that day was supposed to be a 2.5 mile run. Even though the entrance fee is $80, I'm very intrigued. It would be such an accomplishment, and definitely not something I ever thought I'd do.
I'm seriously considering just signing up and paying for it because that will certainly get me committed! It's on October 9th, which is 5 days before my birthday. It would be quite a nice birthday present to myself!