Running a marathon is very hard. Training for a marathon is just as hard, if not more. There are months of long and sometimes, boring, runs to get through. When Carrie and I trained for the Jacksonville marathon a couple years ago we trained hard. Unfortunately when we were done, we really didn't like running too much any more. So when it came to training for our Celebration marathon this past winter, we were both still not very into it and didn't train well. We have continued to get together every other week and run, but often these turn into nice slow runs full of conversation. So on my birthday, I decided to run every day for at least a month. I'm happy to say that today was day 19 in a row! On day four, it struck me that I wasn't injured! I had had an idea that my old body needed lots of rest and would be wounded if I ran more than two days in a row so for years I have not. Well, here I am at day 19 and doing well. It has actually given me a chance to test out shoes and different insoles since I'm only running "at least" one mile daily I don't have to push it too much. Some days one mile is all I do. Today I ran almost 4 1/2 and felt great. I plan to get my 30 days in and keep going. It has made me like running again, because I have a new goal, I think. Whatever the reason, I'm happy running again!!
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