I ran my first mile without walking and at a decent clip to boot.
I once heard a slogan that, "Runners run." I'm not a would-be or a fraud playing a role. I am a runner and I need to see myself as such.
Each time I rounded the bend and caught a glimpse of myself, I thought, "I'm doing it. I'm running. And, really with a good play list and a doable pace, this isn't so bad."
My gift to myself tomorrow, on Christmas morning, is two miles. Just one foot in front of the other. That's all.