1. Boston. I have no words. I have thought often about writing something about the events that occurred in Boston, about my feelings about it, etc. The bottom line is that I cannot truly express the feelings in my heart and anything less than that would be superficial. Being part of the running community and the blogging community makes everything hit closer to home. I had many friends and friends of friends in Boston for the race and I am very thankful that all of them are okay. (Including the friend who paced me at Xenia). Just thinking about Mark and Avery being in those stands, words just cannot describe the feeling.
Last night, I met up with many of my friends in the local running community at our local Fleet Feet. We talked, we prayed, and we ran some symbolic miles in support of all those in Boston.
|Photo Courtesy of Fleet Feet|
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2. Training Update: Last week's training went really well. Nonetheless, I'm starting to feel the persistent fatigue that comes with the end of the training season. Thank goodness I am now in taper....with a race every weekend before my main race.
Monday: Post- Half Marathon Rest Day
Tuesday: Ran 6 miles, 1 hour of foam rolling/strength training with my trainer
Wednesday: Ran 8 miles, included 8x800m at tempo
Thursday: Ran 6 miles, 1 hour of strength training with trainer
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: Ran 22 miles, 10:24 min/mile avg pace
Sunday: Hiked 4.4 miles with Avery in the Kelty pack
|Avery found hiking exhausting at the end.|
|Come on Mom, throw the ball, I won't tell the Dr.|
I hope all of you are safe, many hugs to the entire running community.