November 22 & 23, 2014

I’ve decided to combine the weekend days into one post.  It’s been a busy weekend and the rapidly changing weather just made it all the more interesting!

1. Hubby drove me to a seminar because it was so icy, I couldn’t get to my car

2. Finally had a guest join us at the seminar

3. Found plenty of time to write

4. Bought some great Christmas gifts for our granddaughter

5, My Cleveland Browns won

6. Took a quick run after church – it was 60 degrees!

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Marathon Day is almost here!

I cannot believe that in just three more days, I’ll be trudging along the marathon route! After the hottest summer I can recall for sometime to the sudden cool fall temps and colors, time is flying by. I am excited, nervous, and eager to get it done.

For the past two weeks, we have been in ‘taper’ mode – shorter runs and a big decrease in cross-training activities. I find this pretty difficult because I really like my routine and if I don’t workout, I don’t relax as well.

To help occupy my mind, I read “The Accidental Athlete” by John Bingham (also known as ‘The Penguin’). This book truly describes me because I never had the goal of becoming ‘an athlete’. I just wanted to be as fit and healthy as possible. I now realize that I have become an athlete – WOW! I get excited thinking about planning next year’s races. I’m looking at traveling to special locals, and I pack my running gear even on weekend trips. When did this happen/ I really can’t say but I’m liking it. 🙂 Check back for a race report next week!