Half way there - at least in my fundraising goal. I've got 12 more weeks before the marathon and training is getting harder, but every dollar raised keeps me motivated and reaching for that goal. As my Anonymous donor said "Alright, now you're to the half-way point!" - that little bit helped get me through this last week.
Of course, it also helps to remember what I'm doing this for. Last night on WGN, One Step at A Time camp was featured including an interview with our very own Colleen. If you have a few minutes to watch the video, it will give you some great insight into why this camp is such a special place and why I would even consider putting myself through this experience. You can watch the video here.
This last week was a step back week. You don't realize at the beginning how refreshing it is to say to yourself, next Sunday I only have to run 7 miles. As usual, Mr. H. had to drag me out of bed to do it, but once back out on the Lake Front path, I was ready to go. I had a good run averaging just over a 10 minute pace. Right where I want to be. Next week I'm up to a 12 mile run on Sunday. Not sure I can hold that pace, but if I can stay between 10:30 - 11 min/mile, I'll be happy.
My mid-week run is starting to get longer too. For the next two weeks I'm running 6 miles, then 7 miles for two weeks, then 8 miles for two weeks (you get the idea). With the heat being what it is (100 degrees today), and my desire to NOT run more than 5 miles on a treadmill unless I'm watching a really good movie, Mr. H. and I are devising plans to get up early and run before work, taking turns who is at home (apparently it is still against the law to leave your child alone even if he's sleeping in his crib and totally safe and not going anywhere - what could possibly happen?). We'll see how it goes because it means getting up at 5 a.m. Dragging myself out of bed at 5:45 a.m. these last couple of days to do yoga before I work has been hard enough. Pretty soon we'll be going to bed at the same time as Baby H. just so we get enough sleep.
Running stats for week ending July 15
Miles run this week: 18
Training miles to date: 167.01
Approximate steps this week: 90,000