30 days to go for the Great Aloha Run and I am 2.15 miles short of the goal. I am planning on increasing 0.25 miles every day, that will take me to 8.15 miles in ~9 days. I should confess that I take a couple of breaks (walking instead of running) in the middle. I guess, if I roughly calculated my running distance, it would come up to ~5.8 miles. I believe running is all about self control. I realized that if I could persuade my mind, I can actually run longer. But the mind is such a devil :). It constantly keeps nagging “You are out of breath, your legs cannot carry you further, you’r pushing the limit, you are going to collapse”. If you can tell it to shut the hell up, you are golden :).