It has been a confusing week (as usual) with little free time. I haven't run since Monday and have found excuses every day (despite the new treadmill staring at me). My first free time today wasn't until 8PM. I had a million excuses why I shouldn't/couldn't run, but forced myself to change and hop on the treadmill for a bit.
Since I'm still struggling a lot with the distance, I know I need to push myself more or I will never get the mileage up. Today I tried to pick up some speed. I figure if I run a bit faster, even for the shorter distance, I am hoping it helps me make the longer distance at my slower pace. So today I started off at about a 12 minute pace and increased it each half mile until I got to 2.5 miles. It was a double positive: the longest distance I have run and also more of a speed workout then I have had so far.
And, since I burned some extra calories ... I rewarded myself with a bowl of ice cream. YUM.