Today, I just finished a great 5.2 mile run (in the pouring rain!) and I finished it at a slow 1 hour, 13 minutes. I didn't start out running in the rain, but it started when I was about halfway through my first mile, and decided that even though I probably should have went earlier, I wasn't going to use it as an excuse. I probably looked really stupid, because I was cursing aloud at the rain when it got so hard I couldn't see. But in end, I kind of liked it because when I felt myself getting really warm, it would pour again and it felt nice.
Anyway, I did it, and I am that much closer to that Marathon in January!
I still have a very long way to go, but I am working hard so I am confident I can do this!