8 miles!

It's been a while since my last update, as things got a bit hectic at work. I'm now ~2/3 of the way through my training period.

The last 5 weeks have been a bit rocky. I started making great progress in weeks 3 and 4, quickly ramping up to 5 miles. Then, I came down with a nasty cold that kept me out of commission for over two weeks. In hindsight, I tried to run a couple times while I had the cold and probably shouldn't have; it likely made it linger longer.

By week 6 I was getting pretty nervous; I was halfway through the training period, had barely run in 2 weeks and had only completed 5 miles once. As soon as I could breathe again, I came back hard. And I'm proud to say that this Saturday I completed my first 8 miler!

It's still cutting it a bit closer than I'd like, but if I can add 1-2 miles/week from here, I'm hoping to be ok come race day. Here goes...

End of Month 2 Stats
8 miles completed (66 total)
9 pounds lost
42% of fundraising goal met (please help!)
27 days to go