I’m proud to say I completed my 12 miles this weekend. I missed the journey last weekend because of a scheduling conflict on Saturday, which wasn’t a problem until I realized the heavy downpour forecasted for Sunday (Sundays are usually carved out for my long runs). And oh my, did we have a downpour last Sunday. I attempted 12 miles in the rain, but 6.5 is all I could handle. See.
I managed to follow my training schedule during the week, all the while trying to psych myself up for this weekend’s big run.
It was a beautiful winter day. Cold, indeed, but running in chilly temps is so doable when the sun is shining bright overhead. I started at the Clinton Library, ran six miles through downtown North Little Rock, along the Arkansas River and then back. Here’s what caught my eye along the way.What a neat mural, which is new, or at least new to me. I used to run this patch of Burns Park all the time but haven’t in months. I love the runner girl and butterfly. The butterfly is becoming a recurring symbol in my life.
Next weekend my marathon training schedule calls for 14 miles! That’s a big milestone, folks. The longest distance I’ve ever gone is 13.1 miles. Until then …