One of my oldest friends is home from Grad School, for a little while at least. She's kind of a runner and every time she's home we say that we'll run together, but never do. Yesterday she convinced me to go with her. I was nervous, because although she says she's not fast, I didn't know if that was true. She only wanted to do 3 miles, which she said she does in about 32, so that made me feel a little better. We did a warm up walk and caught up for a little, then off we went! I knew she didn't take walk breaks, and was determined to give it a try (I used to run 3-4 miles straight back last year). When we got close to my house, she said we were a little short and wanted to do the courts in our neighborhood, but I was done. I pushed myself at the end to go faster because I thought we almost finished. But you know what - 2.61 miles with no walking breaks sounds fantastic to me!
She told me that her and some of her friends are planning to do the Philadelphia Rock and Roll half in September, so I may do that with them! And then her friends want to do the Disney full, but I'm trying to convince her to do the Princess half with me, and work up to the full maybe the next year!