I run 4 miles everyday. Not really. I have never run 4 consecutive miles without stopping in my entire life. In fact, I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have run 3 consecutive miles without stopping. I did it a couple times two years ago when I was using “Couch 2 5K”. It was hard. And after I knew it was possible, I started convincing myself during my runs that I didn’t really need to push myself to run the whole thing anymore because I had already proven that I could do it when needed. Here it is two years later and I still have the same mindset. I bust out of the gate. 8:02 for the first mile. 4 minutes for the next half mile. Eh, I think I’ll walk now. Catch my breath for 15 or 20 seconds. OK, I’ll run for 120 paces now. Hmm. I think I’ll walk now. OK, now I am going to run to the next fire hydrant. On and on it goes. I have this internal struggle with myself. And I always lose. I am amazed that I can run 5K in under 27 minutes considering that I must walk for half a mile. Earlier this month, I decided to up my runs to 4 miles. I am hoping to build endurance. But more importantly, I am hoping that by stretching to 4 miles, I will actually stretch the length of my initial run before I start walking. No luck yet. I still start walking somewhere between 1.5 and 1.75 miles. It doesn’t matter what route I run. I am not out of breath. I am not cramping. My mind just decides its time to walk.