Moving right along with marathon training. I did it! This weeks long run was 14 miles. I’ll be brutally honest – I didn’t want to run Saturday. The body felt fine, but I just wasn’t into it. I laid in bed until about 6:00 am and finally trudged out of the house around 7:30 am. It was a nice cool morning. I love when the weather isn’t too hot or cold. Fall is the best time to run. There is a crispness to the air, leaves are beginning to litter the ground and excitement that the holidays are right around the corner is building. This is my favorite time of the year.
I started my run out with my Aunt Patty heavy on my mind. This is probably why I was dreading this run. I feared the mental chatter would be at its peak and that this run would be brutal and undisciplined. I let the tightness in my shoulders sink down and proceeded to glide along. Mind over matter. What’s done is done, there is no changing the past and I know in my heart that she wouldn’t want me to dwell. So I won’t.
As I made my way down this familiar path I found my footing with little complaints. The only pain was in my feet. Funny how running pain seems to migrate from one part of the body to the next. Just strange. I’m happy to say the first 4 miles I kept the pace in the 9 minute range and the remainder in the 10 minute range – not bad I think? Seemed consistent and that’s good.
I could have done without the bloated possum road kill that stunk to high heaven, but what can you do? Hold your breath and move on…yes it stunk that bad:)
I did see a pack of Kool cigarettes. Yeah that’s cool with a “K” baby not “C”…woot woot!
Around mile 13.55 a song by Fleetwood Mac streamed across my iPod, Storm sung by Stevie Nicks. It’s one of my favorite songs. It’s a passionate song and it drug me back to thinking about my Aunt. All of-a-sudden it was hard to breathe. Thank goodness the run was almost over. Running is mental, no doubt about it.
Call someone special today – don’t miss out on the chance to tell them you care. Life is short.
I have thankfully completed 28.03 miles for the week ~ 10,535.08 remaining.
Sunday = Rest
Monday = 4.01 miles
Tuesday = kettle bell work out and 1:15 hrs of yoga
Wednesday = 6.02 miles
Thursday = 4 miles
Friday = Rest
Saturday = 14 miles!