9 weeks down, 9 to go.
and i guess at the halfway point, i’d say training is going pretty well so far. wish i could say the same about other parts of my life. let’s just say these next 9 weeks are going to be a challenge, as things at work are going from bad to worse.
yesterday i tried to be a little creative with my long run-i wanted to do something different than multiple loops of Central Park for 16 miles. I guess I was on the same wavelength as Jon was, as I too started my run with the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. My 16.3 miler started with the same route that the Flyers used for their moonlight run back in July, then a little creative maneuvering around city streets and the West Side Highway to get to the park, then a lower 5 loop. Anyway, at the very beginning of the run, I guess on the Brooklyn Bridge descent, I majorly wiped out (and it happened on the Brooklyn side…see, I said Brooklyn will never be my borough…sorry Brooklynites!) minorly skinned both knees, majorly skinned my right elbow, and the top of my navel ring got knocked off in the fall. Still continued on, and made it to the end-I probably should have taken gel twice instead of once (took it around the 10-mile point)…at the end I really didn’t feel like I would have been able to continue on for another 10 miles.
So outside of running, it’s not going to be a fun next few months at all. Blog updates may be less frequent. We’ll see. I just hope to be able to make it to the start line…however I get there…