That is what I kept telling myself today during my long run. I had to do an 11 mile run and at some point was running faster than usual. I knew I could have but knew that I shouldn’t especially when it is cold and windy outside. However, glad to say that it was a little bit warmer than last week. 🙂 Bottom line, it is difficult to run outside during the winter. I am running again tomorrow. I guess maybe I could get used to this.
I decided to run the Hartford Marathon this year. Yep, no more Chicago Marathon and the crazy weather. I had signed up for the Hartford Marathon 2 years ago but due to back problems I couldn’t do it. Since it was on a Saturday and during the weekend before Columbus Day I had to leave on Friday and miss a teacher institute day. Also, I am not supposed to be off the day before or after a holiday. Well, I sure got grief about it from the superintendent. I was told that I was not fulfilling to my obligations as a teacher and why did I have to go out of state for a marathon when there is one in Chicago? Oh, I was so annoyed and maybe that is what contributed to the injuries. JK. Well, this year’s marathon is AFTER Columbus Day so I anticipate no problems from ANYONE.
I read a few blogs about the movie “Hood to Coast” and regret not watching it. I hope either it will be shown again or available on DVD soon. I have seen “Spirit of the Marathon” twice and got inspired each time I saw it.Well, so far have ran 42 miles and have 958 miles to go. I KNOW I will achieve that goal.