Wednesday: 20 miles @ 8:45 pace on the treadmill. It was ugly.
Friday: 30 minutes on the elliptical.
Saturday: 6 mile tempo run. 1.5 miles at 8:34 pace, 4 miles at 7:11 pace, and .5 mile at 8:34 pace. Unbelievably, I did this on the treadmill. What was the deal with last week?! I will admit that the treadmill was pretty nice for a tempo run because it was easy to keep the pace... obviously.
Like most of you, my thoughts have been filled with Boston today.
- At the chiropractor I was waiting for text updates on Rachelle.
- I was at the grocery store and I was thinking about what I would be eating if I had run the marathon this morning.
- I painted a bed for Annie and I was thinking about what it would be like to hang a Boston medal on my mirror.
I was so close to being there. I thought that today I would feel sad because I was missing out, but instead, I have felt so happy.
I feel the fire again.
I know I have the ability to qualify for the Boston Marathon again, and I know that one day I will run in the sea of Boston Marathoners with the biggest smile on my face.
It's good to have something to continue to work for.