52 Days until the Marathon
Today's weather: 72º
Today's humidity: 41%
I gotta thank you guys for all the encouragement. It's much appreciated. It's like I have all these positive voices in my head keeping me on track!
Special thanks to Peter who made me realize how far I've actually come. You're all right about taking it in stride, and looking forward to the next run, (which was after work today).
These past couple of weeks were brutal at work. Not because the work was hard, but because I've had to stay late to meet deadlines and such. It totally threw my schedule out of whack. At this point there's no real making up of what I skipped. Just keep at it while paying careful attention to the knees. (Chris has been half-scolding me for not getting a knee brace, but that's another story.)
Back to the run. I got home around 7ish, ate a gel, geared up and ran about 4.25 miles. Not exactly the 5 I was hoping for, but it was getting dark out. Ocean Parkway isn't exactly well-lit, and with my astigmatism I was passing blurry cars, bikes, strollers and people. (Chris has been half-scolding me for not getting my eye exam, but that too, is another story!)
Anyway, it was a quality run. Comfortably fast, a pace I was satisfied with, and would've kept at it longer had it not slipped into nighttime. Okay, I feel SO much better now!