I really want to push myself and one way I love to accomplish that is....SIGN UP FOR A RACE!
Turkey Trot 2009, baby! Its an Thanksgiving morning annual "fun run" so you can race it or you can run it. You can even jog or walk! Participants register for whatever suits them best. The 5k fun run is for families and runners.
2007 I had a blast running this with my girlfriend. I was still recovering from knee injuries, but we still made pretty good time. She was kind enough to walk a few breaks in between.
I just registered for this year's run...8 miler, here I come.
5 weeks to train.