I ran 9 miles the other night. I still cannot believe that I went that far. I did not mean to. It was one of those runs where everything felt great and so I kept going. I have a 10k race coming up early next month that I know is on a hilly course. I wanted to include more hills into my run to help prepare.
I started out planning on doing 5-7 miles depending on how I was feeling after the first hill. I felt great!! I decided to go for it. This was the longest run I have ever completed. I once completed 9 miles on a treadmill, but the last 1.5 miles was by walking as I was finishing a movie after my run. This was the first time I have run 9 miles.
A funny thing happens when you are out running that far. You start to really get into your run. I swear I was singing out loud the last 2 miles. I was listening to my oldies mix and felt great. It was wonderful.
10 miles you are next!!! Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday this year.