Keeping the 26.2 dream alive...
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Despite all my being pulled in multiple directions, motivationally, I have not given up on the marathon distance. Today it was dark (at 7 a.m.), cold (20 F), and potentially had icy patches outdoors and I wimped to the extent of answering the call of my siren treadmill (I call her Ariel).
14.12 miles at varying speeds, final time including warm up and cool down was 170 minutes. And I feel good after stretching and showering. It's 91 days to the big event... if I can keep building distance... I still hold that hope / dream alive. And ... despite what I know the work scene is going to be like in the months ahead... running is still an incredible stress management tool.
Grocery shopping and Super Bowl ahead... although given the kickoff time and how long the games usually drag... I'm likely going to fall asleep before the game ends. Still, looking forward to putting my feet up and enjoying the coverage, secure in knowing "my workout is in the bag!"