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criminal minds reid runs like a girl

i am your daughter carved out of your stone

The good news is, despite a three-day business trip (BOSKONE! with attendant food and booooooooze and Fran's chocolate covered potato chips 0.0); a downtick in my exercise schedule due to crappy weather, tiredness following donating those packed red cells, and a minor injury (calf muscle threw a fit); and the conscious decision to pretty much eat and drink whatever I wanted while I was on deadline, my pants still fit.

I've gained some weight back--five pounds or so--but I'm not too concerned about it. Healthy habits will prevail.

And zomg zomg zomg I have only three more training weeks (and a taper week) before my half marathon. I was very worried about my long run today--first long run since January, zomg!--but got through 11 miles without dying. I have gotten some exercise--six miles on the hotel elliptical there, a four mile run here, a lot of marathon snow shoveling!, a daily walk, not enough yoga and nearly no climbing--but it's nice to know that my cardio conditioning isn't totally shot.

I was slower--and I did not try the route with the big hills--but I made it.

So I will try 12 miles next week, and my hilly 10-mile route for the third week, and then the week after that is taper and only easy runs, and Saturday is race day.

I'm only a little terrified. But my goal is just to run the whole thing.

And hey, I won't be overtrained. :-P

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