Saturday, September 26, 2009

7 Days To Marathon

6 miles in 56 minutes.

4:58 AM. I did not appreciate my body deciding it needed to be awake at that hour. Grrr. Over the last week I've noticed that the anxiousness and excited feelings about the marathon have had a negative impact on sleep. Grrr.

I ran on the Porter Rockwell path again. It was so nice to have a paved trail that was level and prevented needing to dodge any cars. I loved it. I also saw a few drinking fountains along the way which is sweet. Next time I won't bring a water bottle with me.

I was running as the sun came up and it was a beautiful morning.

I have very few reasons to brag, but I thought of one while I was running today: over the year of training for the marathon I HAVE LOST NO TOENAILS! Read it and weep suckers! Some of my friends have lost enough toe nails that they could make a little charm bracelet. I have been lucky enough to avoid that misfortune. week from today when I'm running the St. George Marathon, I may have my best chance to join the missing toenail club.

"Top results are reached only through pain. But eventually you like this pain. You'll find the more difficulties you have on the way, the more you will enjoy your success." ~ Juha Vaatainen

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