Today would have been my grandmother's 96th birthday. Grandma was a bad ass, and if I live to be 95 I hope I'll be a rock star little old lady just like her! We lost her in July but in the last year I learned a LOT about perseverance from her. So today is happy birthday Grandma, she is dearly missed but certainly not forgotten.
Yesterday I wanted to talk about my run, but I decided to hold off until today because I didn't want to psych out anyone who was running the marathon this morning. I really did have a great run yesterday, I ran through the next neighborhood over and the change of scenery was great. I did three miles in that direction, came back by my house, stopped for more water and popped a couple sport beans. I headed right back out - and it was HOT by then. I ran in my own neighborhood after my break. We have fairly heavy tree cover but it didn't make a difference. I went through four bottles of water on that run and if I had been able to carry more it certainly wouldn't have gone to waste. The whole experience made me very nervous for all the runners headed out this morning. I'm so glad everyone made it alright! I'm hearing a lot of "It was hot and I'm exhausted" but nothing as bad as what happened in 2007. Congratulations to all the finishers, everyone earned their bragging rights today!