I know that may not sound like a lot to some people, but for me, it's a new record. 6 was my longest distance before today, but today I slammed right through that number! Well, maybe not slammed so much as huffed, puffed, poured down in sweat and drug myself through that number ;)
My main goal right now is to be able to run a 5K without walking and at a decent pace. Two years ago I could do it, so I know I can do it again. I'm not sure if I'm doing this the proper way, but I'm using the Couch to 5K plan and running as hard as I can for the allotted time; hoping this will get me to my goal at the end of the training schedule.
To treat myself for my new distance, I came home - got two bags of frozen fruit... Those are for my knees ;) Made chicken, brown rice, steamed veggies in rosemary sauce... and a sprite. Ha, Ha! I was craving a sprite for some reason, so I treated myself!
When people say the run a half or run a marathon / ultra, do they literally run the entire thing or do they ever stop and walk (not including water stops)? What are your goals?