Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Week 13 - 18 F'ing Miles!

This week I had a special guest along for my run, my sister. She was kind enough to ride her very fast bike very slowly next to me for the entire run. At first she was going to run part of the run with me, but then decided it would be so much more fun to ride along side me. It definitely did help me get through the miles, especially the last couple when I really thought I wasn't going to make it any further. 

We covered a lot of topics during those 18 miles. But she never seemed to run out of things to talk about. Sometimes I would get little singing interludes (she's wacky like that). She even gave some little motivational one-liners like:
  • You've just warmed up for X miles, for your X mile run (she did this a couple of times, like at mile 12 and then again around mile 16)
  • Every step you have run up so far has led you to this point
  • Only 1 mile to go, don't stop now!
Each week I think I've pushed my body the farthest it will go, and then I go ahead and add a couple extra miles. This week was no different. I have no idea how I'm going to make it through my 20-mile run (much less my actual marathon), but hey, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. 
Also, thanks to everyone who contributed song suggestions for my playlist. Some great ideas that I will be adding next week when I do my (just) 12 mile run before the next push forward towards 20.
On the fundraising front, I had a couple of great donations from Dawn, Jessica and Anonymous. I have just $330 left to make it to my goal of $1000. If you haven't had a chance to make a donation, please do. Every little bit helps send a child with cancer to camp.

Running stats for week ending September 2
Miles run this week: 30.11
Training miles to date: 314.22
Miles left to run (including the marathon):158.2

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