Training this week again went well. I am so pleased that I am physically feeling great. I believe my right foot is actually healing, and I am definitely feeling like I will be ready to run regular doubles soon! I have a ways to go but am thrilled my body is handling the mileage well.
I ran a total of 90 km this week. Because I was away Saturday, I did it over 6 days, and did not do my usual Saturday long run. I think this will work out well because next weekend’s Run for the Toad will likely be close to 30 km with warm-up and cool-down, and the STWM 1/2 is only 2 weeks after that. On Friday, I was quite pleased to run a total of 10 miles in one hour on the treadmill (16 km at 3:44/km. My last marathon of 2:39:08 was 3:47/km). Half of this was done at 3:37 min/km so I am getting there. It’s funny because I often get smiles, the “thumbs-up”, and friendly waves from the folks (most are retired) at the gym. At the end of this particular work-out, the lady next to me praised me for my run and exclaimed that she could hardly look at me while I was running! Many have told me that I am inspiring but I often commend them for being at the gym and inspiring me. Some have arthritis, some are in their late 80’s, and others are recovering from various health conditions. I look at them and think, they are working just as hard as me. This particular lady was recovering from a heart attack. No, she certainly wasn’t going my pace but the next time I am beside her, I will feel that much more inspired.

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  1. I am always so proud of you when you encourage and empower others. You are an athlete so far above so many people (including myself) but you never make others feel embarrassed about their efforts. Your genuine desire to help everyone be healthy and active is quite amazing. Thanks, Krista!

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