I spend a lot of time these days saying thank you. I have been amazed and overwhelmed at the generosity of my friends and family. So far, we’ve raised $1,440 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society… and that doesn’t include any contributions made by your company if you work for an organization that offers an employee match benefit. There are checks in the mail… we’ll be over two grand any day now!
So it’s worth saying again. Thank you. If you haven’t contributed, and would like to do so, it’s as simple as clicking here and filling out the form. If you’d rather send in a check, let me know and I’ll make sure you get a postage-paid envelope.
I’ll be running the Newburyport Green Stride Half Marathon on Sunday. After this past weekend’s weird
5K 6K experience, it’s been a strange training week for me. I’ve only managed to get 10 miles in so far, but plan on a very slow jog tomorrow morning, and then it’s 13.1 on Sunday.
Based on how the week has gone, I’m not anticipating a super strong showing this weekend. I don’t feel like I’ve been progressing my fitness level much since the Hampton Half, and this is a hillier course. In addition, in my shorter runs, 9 minute miles have felt pretty fast, so I’m not sure that I can put out the kind of speed that I did a couple weeks ago. I’d love to have another sub two hour time, but I also recognize that just about everything clicked for me then, and I’m still getting to know myself at these distances.
That said, I’m super excited about this weekend’s race. It will mark the half-way point of my half marathon season (with Wolf Hollow, Manchester, and MerryThon still to come). After that, I’ll be training with the LLS, and very little additional racing between now and April.
See you on the road!