Total Miles Trained For Elijah: 379.1
I didn't do this run yesterday due to an early appointment with the Periodontist. So today I was up-and-at-em at 5 AM. I felt pretty decent. I went to bed dead-dog-tired, as I like to say, but I woke up feeling pretty good. Today was pretty much a dress rehearsal doe marathon day; I wore my new yellow shirt and my tights and fuel belt. Bring on Memphis!
I was supposed to do 7 miles at 12:00 - 12:15 per mile. I chose to run west because it is flatter. I am proud to say that I rocked the run! All miles were run faster that necessary, even though I was just giving a nice, relaxed effort (except mile #1 - it was too slow somehow). Here are my splits: 12:40, 11:15, 11:08, 11:46, 11:10, 11:24, 11:44. My average was 11:36 AND I had a negative split from my 3.5 mile turnaround point! Whoo hoo! My ankle was good. My left toe acted up again... and I don't know why... but I have a suspicion and I am going to investigate.
I wore not only my blinky light but also the new "head lamp" that Annette gave me. It worked GREAT! Not so much light as to blind a driver, yet the perfect amount to illuminate the stretch of road directly in front of me. While visiting recently, Chasen's mother gave me a similar device. I'll try that one next!
Now on to more important things: Elijah's stem cell transplant is today at 11:00 AM Central Standard Time. Everyone, please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Here's to quick engrafting! http://www.prayforelijah.com/