As part of my training for the Air Force half-marathon, I ran 7 miles yesterday (in a little over an hour).
That's a pretty serious distance, seven miles. It was a pretty serious run. Afterwards, I felt like I'd really done something, really stretched and challenged myself. Seven miles felt like an actual accomplishment.
Our first 5 mile run seemed like a long distance, because I was comparing it to the 3 miles I used to run. Seven didn't seem too bad, because now I'm comparing it to the 13 miler that's coming up, in a little more than a month.
And I'm starting to wonder: What will motivate me to run long distances once the half-marathon is done?