Philadelphia Marathon here we come! I just finished an 18 mile run with my Dad. After dreading the run all week, I am now sad it is over! I felt great on the run this morning, and even better now. Sure I have achy knees and ankles, but I feel so accomplished and productive. Plus I have been eating like crazy! I will probably need a nap later today, and I’m sure my legs will despise me and my running habit tomorrow but today I feel great!
I am currently training for the Philadelphia Marathon this November. Having successfully completed 3 half marathons thus far, it is time to step it up to the next level. Yesterday I ran 10 miles. On the other side of the world, yesterday, the female marathon world championship took place in Berlin. Kara Goucher, the top American finisher was tenth with a time of 2:27 and change. I hope to run Philly in 3:30 and finish with my Dad so that we can both qualify for Boston. Maybe someday I will be able to race more competitively as apparently female runners don’t reach their peak until their 30s. That gives me a few years. I have been avidly reading about competitive running (my current book – The Cutting Edge Runner). I even went out and bought a heart rate monitor to train in the appropriate zone- something my new gym, correction, “fitness resort” has been pushing. Today I’m out for an 8 miler with my Dad.
My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.