That's not entirely true. I didn't run very far at all. But ... I ran. This is the first time in almost a year that I've attempted running on the treadmill. Remember last December? I tripped over my mouse cord and broke my toe (again). My big plans of finally becoming a runner were dashed. And I told myself that I will never be one. I'm OK with never being a "runner" per se but the dream never really died. The arthritis means my feet are more susceptible to fractures than your average Joe so I think really long distance running will forever be a just-out-of-reach fantasy. I'm not ruling out shorter distances sometime in my lifetime though - 5K, maybe 10.
That's a long way off though.
For now, I'm pleased that I did 7 sets of run 1 minute / walk 2 minutes. I felt fantastic not only after I was done but WHILE I was running! I didn't feel overly out of breath or like I was going to pass out. Losing even a couple of pounds seems to have made a difference...
We'll see how things go. Please feet. Don't break on me again!!!