I'm back...

It's been a while...

I have not been updating my blog each day as I did when I was training for the Marine Corps Marathon. Not sure why, but maybe I just needed a little break.

I did take it easy for a few days after the race. I have kept my runs to not more than six miles and have tried to run at an easy pace, but I am itching to get back in the game.

So here is a recap of what I did after the race:

October 25th - ran the Marine Corps Marathon

October 26th - walked around DC and visited the Zoo - did you know that the zoo is on a hill? Well, after running a marathon it felt like I was climbing a mountain! My son had no mercy.

October 27th - walked all over DC - my six year old son really has no idea how much pain I went through so he could see the Air and Space Museum and the Natural History Museum (twice!)...

October 28th - drove back home - rest!

October 29th - rest

October 30th - rest

October 31st - ran 6 miles (9:45, 9:17, 9:43, 9:34, 9:41, 9:35) - I ran by feel and did not look at my watch until I got back.

November 1st - ran 4 miles (9:41, 9:30, 9:32, 9:16)

November 2nd - first day back to Boot Camp

November 3rd - Boot Camp

November 4th - rest

November 5th - Boot Camp in the morning and then ran 4 miles in the afternoon (9:48, 9:53, 9:33, 9:41)

November 6th - rest - it was my birthday...

November 7th - ran six miles (9:39, 9:15, 9:05, 9:09, 9:13, 9:26)

November 8th - ran 4 miles on the track - mostly 200's and 400's with my son

November 9th - ran 6 miles (9:53, 9:19, 9:42, 9:27, 8:56, 9:11)

November 10th - Boot Camp

November 11th - Boot Camp

November 12th - I ran the James Island County Park Holiday Lights Two Mile Run with my son and we did it in 32:15 (he said he beat me by 2 seconds though)...

November 13th - ran 6 miles (9:18, 8:46, 9:35, 9:20, 8:35, 9:27)

November 14th - rest

November 15th - ran 6 miles (9:21, 9:39, 9:32, 9:05, 9:25, 8:52)

November 16th - Boot Camp

November 17th - rest

So that's it! I have been running easy and trying to recover and still get in some miles. I have also been reading Bart Yasso's book and I love it! What an amazing story.

What now? I am planning on running the Charleston Turkey Day 5k on Thanksgiving and then trying to figure out my race schedule after that.

A group that I run with wants to do the Palmetto200 (a 200 mile relay from Columbia, SC, to Folly Beach, SC). I am really excited about doing it next year.

The biggest thing I am planning next year is a marathon on my 40th birthday! The Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis is on November 6, 2010 and I am going to break four hours!

I have a sister that lives in Indianapolis and most of my family lives in Kentucky, so I have asked all of them to run or walk that day to help me celebrate. How cool will it be if all four of my sister run on that day?

I am rested and ready to go, should be a fun year!

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