I can hardly believe that I have been training for the MCM for a month now. In some ways it seems like it has been forever. I have been running long distances (10 miles) since February but wasn't really training for anything. I prefer having a goal to work towards. MCM is October 31st and I signed up for the Parks Half marathon on September 12th to give me a test race.
Last night Bob and I ran 7 miles. It was hard to go from 4 weeks of running 3-6-3-6-X-LR to 3-7-3-7-X-LR. To top it off, I turned my ankle on mile 5, but stretched it, walked a bit, started slowly jogging and then picked it back up. We finished in 1:07:47. Not bad for a weekday run.
On Monday, I ran 3 miles on Angel's treadmill because I just couldn't get up in the dark and run before Lyle left. Have I mentioned how much I HATE the mill? But I was thankful not to have to run it outside.
On another note: I mentioned several weeks ago that I had 200 bloggers and was going to do a giveaway. Then the next day, I dropped 2. Not sure why announcing that I would be doing a giveaway would make someone run. Or maybe it is because I have chosen to focus on running and not just losing weight. Anyway, I thought maybe I would get 2 more followers... but alas, I have not. Meanwhile, I have a bunch of stuff to giveaway to my readers... what to do? I think since July 29th is MY birthday (well, not just mine - my twin sister will be celebrating that day too), I have decided that I will do my giveaway anyway!!!! If nothing else, to honor those 198 followers, who well, still follow me.