Running

Saturday, I finished the Baltimore Running Festival with a half-marathon, which means that my race season is done for the year… almost.  Saturday was just finishing up all my non-virtual running/walking. Five medals, 36.2 miles, over 11 hours on race courses…  Holy crap is all I can say.

When I got in this morning and had started updating the Run the Year log and my Walk to Mordor Challenge, I am close to 900 miles.  So within the last 296 days, I have walked almost 900 miles.  As someone who was at 352 at the beginning of the year, as someone who had never done more than a 5k and who maybe averaged 500 miles walked in a year, to me, that is amazing.

Again, to me, this is awesome.

So what’s next?

October is the Time-Turner event with Hogwarts Running Club (HRC).  These are virtual races with each race being attached to different partners.  For example, one of the biggest races this year was an Unmasked 10 Miler and the partner was To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), which helps open the doors to talk about suicide.  Because I didn’t get the medals throughout the year, I have until December 31st to get the 71.8 intentional miles.  Thank goodness for a GPS watch.

Add these miles to the Idle Ironman Triathlon going on at the Y next month and another Racery event with HRC.

I think a friend used the word “masochist” when it comes to me trying to outdo myself.  Of course that was after my race when I was driving home, sore and barely able to walk much further than from the car to the house.  Although I guess I have to say he isn’t much off.  The more I do this year means the less (or more) I know I CAN do and that’s the reason for doing so much.

Two more months to go til 2018!

Listening to:  The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Reading:  The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite.  I’ve seen The Pillars of the Earth miniseries, but A Beautiful, Terrible Thing reads like something I could have easily written since I have been in similar situations.  It’s a great read though.

Quote of the Day:  “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

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