I signed up to run a 5k race on May 19th so I've been working on increasing my speed during my runs some this week. I'm running the race just for fun, and am definitely not the speediest runner, but would love it if I'm able to shave a little bit of time off from my last 5k. Right now my pace is right around a 9 minute mile, I'd love to get that down to 8:30 by race day, so we'll see.
I'm also working on running longer distances. I started running for exercise in high school and it's always just been something I do to stay in shape. I've pretty much always run 3-4 miles every time and that's it. But I want to see if I can go further, So I'm making Saturdays my long run day. Last week I ran 5.4 miles (my longest run ever so far) and it felt really good. I honestly felt like I could have kept on going. This Saturday I'll shoot for 6 miles, and keep increasing by 1/2 a mile or so each week.
I'm going to run in the Bluegrass 10k on July 4th, and if it goes well, I may sign up to run a 1/2 marathon in October!... Maybe, we'll see :)