Total Miles Trained For Elijah: 434.9
Wow - that is a lot of miles. Wow - I am running a marathon in 4 days. Wow - today marked my last big run before the big day. Wow - Elijah might get to go home from the hospital soon.
I was a bit too lazy to run at 5 AM... so I decided to force myself to run after work. I don't like to run after work... but a friend reminded me just in the nick of time that I am RUNNING FOR ELIJAH. So I suited up and headed out.
I did the flat (and monotonous) out and back 3 miler for my 6 miles this evening. All was well. Believe me when I say that I thought about how it was the LAST time I'll be making that route for a while. Amen!
Mile 1: 12:00 (perfect)
Mile 2: 11:33 (too fast)
Mile 3: 12:23 (too slow)
Mile 4: 11:59 (too fast, but close to perfect)
Mile 5: 12:06 (perfect)
Mile 6: 12:07 (perfect)
Average: 12:02 per mile (perfect)
I ran these miles just to run. I mean, they were on my schedule and all... but I was running more for pleasure. I needed to blow off some steam and it did the trick. I haven't "run mad" in ages. Good thing!
As I was headed back I was literally praying while running that Elijah's stomach heals soon so that he will have an appetite for real food (not IV nutrition). I'd like nothing better than to be able to take that little guy a plate of ribs! (his pre-transplant favorite) He may get to go home soon, IV or not. I know he's ready. His 7th birthday is on Saturday -- and I'll be running 26.2 for him!
My St. Jude Hero fundraising has gone better than I ever dreamed. Thank you!
On Friday I'll do 1.5 more miles... then head to Memphis. Whoo hoo!