Sunday, 10.19 - 18 miles: Busy Week

Eighteen miles is a milestone for us! We’ve been told all along that if you can run 18 miles you can finish a marathon. Training for a marathon or any endurance sport is challenging in itself. Adding day-to-day obligations and commitments only increases the challenge. Laura and I have been really discipline in sticking to our running log. However, we’ve had to adjust our life's schedules at times to accommodate our running schedule. It becomes a little tricky but so far we’ve managed.

Tuesday, five mile run was nothing special except that we were both really tired. Thursday’s and Friday’s run were great examples of mixing a running schedule with other commitments. Thursday, we had to run errands after I got off work and we didn’t get home until after 9:00pm. We then managed to finish eight miles by 11:00pm. We attended a wedding on Friday night, which meant we would not be able to run after work. Thus, we woke up at 4:45am and ran our five miles before work. Usually, once we get going at this god awful hour, we gain our energy about a mile into the run. Not this time. I’ve never felt so damn tired in my life and I’m the lucky one. I got to go back to bed for a couple of hours. Laura had to leave in order to be at work by 6:00am. However, we pulled it off and the wedding was a REAL treat. I have such a beautiful bride who truly glows on the dance floor!

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