I finally did it!
I just ran 2 miles straight!
I can hardly believe that 8 weeks ago I could barely run for 1 minute; now I am considering training and registering for a half marathon.
Today was supposed to be the last of the 28 minute runs, but I've been so close to 2 miles that I really wanted to reach that today, so I ran an extra minute and a half and made it. I probably could have made it closer to 28 minutes (after all, I covered 1.96 miles in 28 minutes before) but I wasn't running that fast.
I didn't get up early enough this morning to run, so I had to do it tonight. Since I don't like running in the dark, I went around 7:30 as the sun was going down. The heat was not much of a problem, but I had to eat dinner when I got home about 1 hour prior. This gave me a nice little side stitch, but it was manageable.
Overall, the run felt really good. I felt I was going at a good steady pace. I averaged 14:42 min/mile. I cannot believe I only have 1 week left in the program. Of course, when I get there I will at best be running 2.25 miles. I don't know if I should count running 30 minutes by W9D3 graduation, or if I keep increasing the distance by 1/4 mile every week and graduate when I hit 5k. Either way, this running thing isn't over :)