Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sweet Sixteen

We did it!  We battled the 22 mile per hour wind today and ran 16 miles to complete week 12 of our marathon training!  Only 6 more weeks to go!  It's crazy how fast time flies!  Almost 2 years ago to the day, I ran 16 miles with my mom and dad.  I was so miserable that day.  I still remember the pain and agony I felt on that day so well, as does my dad.

Today, I felt for my husband.  I am pretty sure he felt the same pain and agony, if not more so, that I once felt when I was training for my first marathon during that 16 mile run two years ago.  Poor guy!  For some reason, thank you God, I felt great, well as great as you can for running 16 miles in 22 mile per hour wind.  My knees only cursed at me for 8 miles and my feet only throbbed for 5.  I couldn't believe I really felt as good as I did.  I thought that maybe, just maybe I was going crazy.  Why was I fist pumping to the Black Eyed Peas at mile 14?  Why was I pretending to jump up and down at mile 15?  What the heck was wrong with me?  Maybe training for the second marathon really is easier than the first?  Could it be true?  If so, sign me up for a third!  Ha!  Just kidding...I got other plans after this one!

Back to my hubby, I am so proud of him!  He did it!  Longest run ever!  And he didn't even complain...that much.  And why was it so sweet you ask?  Because I kept my eye on the prize and had my very best friend right beside me.  Couldn't ask for anything sweeter than running next to your partner in crime and training for something so few partake in, 2 percent to be exact.  Oh, and we saw BIKER FOX!!!

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