Thank you for all of the kind comments, I appreciate them. Just know, you can do this too. All it takes is focus and training. You can do anything you set your mind to, anything that you feel passionate for.
I have a passion for running and for pushing myself as far as I can go. How far can I push myself..how strong am I mentally and physically? I am not sure. Of course, the addicted/obsessive/compulsive thing going on helps a lot too!
My muscle soreness has gone away. I am able to get up and down stairs. My blisters are healing; they are draining a bit. The ones on the bottom won't allow my foot to set evenly on the floor. My toes curve upward but it's OK. I'm lucky that I haven't had any injuries while ramping up my high mileage weeks. I didn't know if my body would stand up to it. It did, for that I am thankful.
I didn't even make it to run club last night. I was going to go and chat a bit but took the boys to the batting cages instead and then went for a 5 mile bike ride. It felt good to move my legs a bit and it didn't hurt my feet at all.
This Saturday is the Trail Mix 50K. I always loved running Trail Mix, but the last two years have run McNaughton the week before. Last year I went to Trail Mix to watch Ann run her first 50K. I can't believe she's really gone.
This year I'll go and watch a bunch of friends run the race. It'll be a good day.