Here's the super duper extra incredibly cool thing: my last miles were my fastest. Yay! For once I didn't start fast (of course, "fast" is a relative term) and slog my way to the finish. Seriously. This is HUGE! My last long run when I did 10 miles I nearly cried the last 1.5. Brandon had to come get me and encourage me on. Saturday night I finished strong and could have done more. Really huge.
I am so very, very proud of me.
Also. The long run on Saturday was cool because I didn't have to spend all day on Sunday recovering. The schedule doesn't always work for me to spend 3 hours "running" on Saturday, but it's nice when it works out. Although, I have had some lovely Sunday mornings too.
I'm going to have to get faster because if I'm slow I'm going to run out of Serial before I run out of training miles. There's a pretty good motivator for you.
Here's the other thing that's super duper extra incredibly cool thing: I have the most wonderful financial donors. Really. People I see all the time and can really pester. People I haven't seen in 20 years and are released from serious pestering. People I only see at funerals (you know who you are). People I don't even know IRL. All kinds of friends who are helping me on this journey. The words "thank you" aren't strong enough. If you haven't gotten one yet, you'll get a thank you card in the mail, but even actual physical mail isn't a strong enough THANK YOU. I don't even know how to say it so that you all know how much I mean it. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Does "Thank you Easter Bunny. Bock Bock" cut it? I can't thank you enough.
And if you're at home and want actual, physical mail that a person brings to your house, here is the link to my fundraising page: http://pages.teamintraining.org/vtnt/starwr15/knealf
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