November 17

Half-marathon training
Week fourteen, Day four

Four thoughts for day four:

1. If you have ever wondered if it’s possible to drink six or seven beers, sleep four hours, and then run ten miles, yes it is. Now that I have completed that experiment, no one else needs to try it.

2. I was the only one who planned to do ten miles today, so Coach Joe told me I could just do the loop (9.3). When we got back, he said, “I changed my mind, you have one more to go!” He was kidding, of course, but that missing .7 bugged me all the way home. So I pulled up in front of the house, grabbed my phone and ran another .7. Hey, I’m a lawyer, I like rules. Except for speed limits, which I consider more of a suggestion.

3. I am so thankful for my teammates! Mark Murphy was there today and ran the loop with me. I’m not sure I would have made it without him. He slowed down when he could tell I was struggling, and we had a great conversation to help pass the miles. Well, he did most of the talking; I did most of the breathing. We talked about our families and his three previous marathons, and I learned a lot of interesting things about UPS, where he works. He was also nice enough not to mention that I probably smelled like a brewery. Mark is running the Goofy (the Disney half on Saturday followed by the Disney marathon on Sunday), and we are planning to run the half together. Thanks, Mark!

4. I am now officially at $3035.00. $965 and 13 donors to go to meet my goals!

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Running and thinking about life one step at a time.
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