I have been running (again) for over a year. In my younger days, I got quite obsessive about running. At my peak, I was running 7.2 Kilometers almost every day. I absolutely loved it. At some point, life, smoking, and work replaced running… a sad story, I admit.
Flash forward a couple of decades ( and a few years), and I am running again. This time, running is my way to combat a 2 decade lifestyle as a web geek, more calories in than out, and really quitting smoking. My wife and I often run together, which in itself, makes running far more enjoyable. At this point, I am trying to run at least 3 times a week. I have been running essentially the same route for 6 months or so. The course, we (my wife and I) have chosen ends on a fairly long up hill stretch. By the time we hit the top of the hill, we are both pretty much done. I have been stuck at the same 2.8km distance for a long time.
Today, I hit the top of the hill (and the normal end of the route) and was not ready to stop. According to my iOS app, Route Mapper, I ran 3.58 Kms today. Okay, maybe not a huge leap forward, but yeah!!!!