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Three Weeks Until The Delaware Half Marathon...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I have been staying on track with my training plan. I did get a late start due to physical therapy, but am staying on track! I ran a long run of 8.5 miles today. Next Saturday I will run 10 miles around the city of Newark. My knee has been fine. Newark has some nice hills which will help me speed up. Right now I am averaging 9 mins 59 secs per mile. Due to two months off I know this Half won't be my fastest but I still want to get a decent time. I am currently training in a very flat area in San Diego and I feel like I need some hill work.

My son and I are flying back to Maryland on Wednesday. The exgirlfriend is still bugging him - she tried to hack into his email account! His degree is in computer network and security so this was not a good idea - its a felony offense! So, Thursday he will meet with the judge. Either my husband or I will fly back with him Sunday. After he gets his car out here we will start backing off. He goes to intensive therapy 5 days per week and has to be doing this on his own.

I am also tired of eating. We eat breakfast and dinner out everyday! I now have a gut I need to get rid of! And quickly before the half!
I need to get home and back in my routine. I do think Roxy is going to miss this awesome weather and no humidity. She is walking a lot more out here and playing with lots of dogs.

I hope you had a great weekend!
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    Eating out is fun occasionally, but gets old fast if it's what you have to do. Hope things return to a good normal for all of you.
    1854 days ago
    I think you meet your challenges well. With all that has happened, you have made time to train and be there for your son.

    I am so glad that the knee is not giving you problems. I would have thrown in the towel with the problems. You are a Spark success story!
    1856 days ago
    I agree with KAREN_NY, you are a rock star and so very inspiring!! emoticon
    1856 days ago
  • CHEMCHIC2006
    Wow.. you have a great pace coming off your injury! I'm still running on my brace and my pace is currently around 11 min/mi.. which bugs me because I used to maintain 9:30 easy. ugh. So glad you're able to keep up with your training under your circumstances.. quite an inspiration in the face of adversity!

    Hooray for life starting to get back to normal.. I know you'll prob be on edge a little still.. but looks like things are going in a positive direction for you.. glad for that! Good luck finishing your training!
    1857 days ago
    I'm inspired by everyone of your blogs. To still be on track after all you've been through-wow. You are Wonderwoman. xoxo
    1858 days ago
    You're a rock star! Seriously - to have all of this going on, and you make 0 excuses -- you stay almost entirely on plan, and keep going for it. That Delaware finish line is going to feel SO.GOOD. !!!!!

    Safe travels,
    1858 days ago
    Glad to hear that you're keeping up with the training! Always nice to have a goal to work towards, it keeps you motivated.
    So proud of you, you really keep the rest of us working hard as well to keep up with you!
    Have a safe trip home, and take care
    1858 days ago
    Impressive how you've been able to get on track with your training despite the late start and then to stay on track with all that's been happening in your life. Happy for you that your knee hasn't been giving you any more trouble.
    Will your son be driving his car to SD? Good to hear that he's sticking with his therapy which must be a lot of hard work for him. Hope his GF starts to back off.
    Hope your weekend was great too!
    1858 days ago
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