I know my body so I was sure to take it nice and slow. The first couple of miles were between an 11-11:30 min. mile pace. Which is right where I wanted to be. When I hit 4 miles I began to feel a little hip pain. This is the first hip pain I have felt in a month so I was a little worried. But I pushed on. At mile 5 I noticed that my right hip no longer hurt, and I knew I was finished with the hills. But by 5.5 miles I had a new pain. Left hip pain, and a blister. As I turned around at 6 miles, I began to think, you know I could just go 7 miles. There is no shame in stopping at 7 miles. I tried my best to silence that voice by turning up my music and just telling myself, one foot in front of the other. By the 7 mile mark I just kept saying one more mile. I felt the blister burning in my shoe and my hip was beginning to really throb. With only .25 mile left I began having some pain in my back. Are you kidding me?--I think I even said it out loud. But I dug deep and finished out my 8 miles. No walking and even kept a very even pace. My slowest mile was 11:34 and my fastest mile was 11:03. I ended up with a time of 1:31 and best of all no walking! Now just to add 5.1 more miles to that distance! I sure am glad I have 6 more weeks of training! I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO.