Today ends week 8 of MCM training. Wow, 10 weeks till the big show.
I am running the Marine Corps Marathon as a member of the Lung Cancer Alliance's Team Lung Love. The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to providing support and advocacy for people living with or at risk for Lung Cancer.
My Sunday long runs include a loop through Westerly's Wilcox Park. I dedicate this loop in memory of someone lost to or in honor of someone surviving with Lung Cancer.
My loop in the park was dedicated to Arthur Pignataro, a Westerly native highly involved in local theater. As this is the last night for Taming of the Shrew in Westerly's Wilcox Park I thought it very appropriate for this loop to be dedicated to him. He was diagnosed with Lung Cancer at a very late stage. Truly a loss for the community.
There was a father with his two young children having a little breakfast by the fountain, this was just so sweet. What a treat for everyone on such a beautiful morning!
It was nice to see The Runaway Bunny was all cleaned up from his graffiti attack. Who would do such a thing?
And that wraps up the 1/4 mile loop through the park!
I decided to run my side of the river today, it was early enough and the weather cool enough the beach traffic wouldn't be crazy as I worked my way down to Watch Hill over to Misquamicut and back home. I skipped the run down Atlantic and back up Shore, you just know when the old body is going to have a fit, and it was on the verge. Perhaps the 26.2 mile bike ride with Hubb wasn't a great idea? Hubb did say I was pushing it up the hills so possibly using new muscles? Feh, I enjoyed the ride yesterday and my run this a.m. it is all good. I remember being reminded to not under estimate my level of fitness, thanks JB!
The hill at the Ocean House was something I wasn't and was looking forward to. I stopped at the top to admire the view, wowza... no matter how many times I run, ride, or drive by that place is just amazing. Someday it would be nice to stay there.
Opting for the hill, I passed up the opportunity to take a run by TS's house, I'm sure I'd of seen one of the local running club members? HA!
My favorite part of the run was seeing John Hammett Sr. leading a group run. Nice to recognize someone and have a few seconds to just stop. The run along Atlantic was nice and up Winnapaug, got a couple waves from beach goers, ok so they aren't ALL bad...
I will say that I took a GU with caffeine at about mile 11, huh, that does make a difference, the rest of the hills on the roads home didn't seem all that bad. I may have to rethink this GU thing.
Monday - 0 (recovering from the wicked sunburn from Falmouth, really didn't relish the thought of sweating and tech shirt combo) and TRX
Tuesday - 3.1. and Spin
Wednesday - 0 and 23.4 mile bike ride
Thursday - 3.4 with a couple three spins around the track, run the straights jog the curves
Friday - 0 and 5 mile hike with Gizmo
Saturday - 0 and 26.2 bike ride with Hubb
Sunday - 14.3
20.8 out of 33, whoops, nothing to beat myself up about my head and neck over, I had an active week and will get back into the swing of things!
Beth, slightly sore and a little exhausted with a big helping of smiles!