It's fitting that 14 weeks from the marathon, I completed my first 14 mile run. It's the longest run I've ever done. And while it's only one mile more than a half marathon, I'm so...amazed.
It's kind of ridiculous that my body can run 14 miles. Sure, I needed to stop and walk a few times. And some of the hills were really brutal. My splits were nothing to write home about, and were terribly, terribly positive. But you know what? I did it. I finished it. I ran for nearly three hours and didn't feel like complete shit when I finished. And I finished running. Which, quite honestly, is all I can ask for.
Of course now I'm starting to stress about fundraising. Will I have enough time to devote to work/this blog/training/cross-training/fundraising? Will I be able to do it? I honestly don't know at this point. And it's scary. But, at the end of the day, I will do my best. I will try my hardest. I will email everyone in my address book and I will talk incessantly about the marathon and Dana-Farber. Because I want to make a difference.