17 miles is a very long way when you are running -especially when it is windy and it starts to snow! (it is april right, no more snow please)
I felt good until between mile 14 and 15, then my calves started to cramp and my legs were just plain tired. I was able to push through and finish my run. Thank you Lord! I am so thankful to have someone on my team who has a compatible running pace, because even when we are both focused and too tired to talk, it is just nice to know someone else is there probably thinking the same things and definitely feeling the same things.
After today, I know I am ready for my half marathon on May 17th. I felt good about my pace and my time. I am thankful I have six more weeks to train. I am thankful for the encouragement and support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the coaches, mentors, and other participants. It has been such an awesome experience training through this group.
Now, it is time for a hot shower and maybe a nap :o)