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20. Freaking. Miles.

20. Freaking. Miles.

My original plan for the pace group I'm mentoring for the Big Sur Marathon was to taper off around 13 miles when they got to the longer distances. My body has had a hard time with over 2 hours of running. Specifically, I get concerned about hydration since the total colectomy, as well as fueling and digestion. Hydration is tricky because it isn't about water consumption, but maintaining osmoreg...
I had a flashback moment to almost exactly 8 years ago on my 50-mile ride at Sea Otter while out on our training run with the Fleet Feet group on Saturday. The route was 16-18 miles, and despite mentoring a pace group, I've never run more than thirteen-and-a-half. I had been nervous the day before, escalated to near complete anxious exhaustion because my Coros Pace 2 watch completely died leavi...
We were attending a memorial in Sonoma County this weekend, so I decided to take on the route for the Fleet Feet marathon group by myself on Friday. I ran out of daylight and ended up at 13.3 of 15 miles, but my effort was not only the furthest I've ever run, it was the hardest too. [Around mile 8]
It feels a bit surreal to be mentoring a marathon group without ever having run further than a half-marathon myself. I wasn't sure how my body would feel, but I'm happy and a bit amazed to report that 13.1 is just a long Saturday as of today. Next week, we go beyond!
I made it out for a long run with the Fleet Feet Marathon Training Group. They went for 14 miles this week, but I dipped out at  7 just as my thigh was starting to fatigue. Overall, the fastest post-Crohn's healing for me, which is an incredible sign that the remission and resolved inflammation are letting my body build instead of just tear down.
I had the most middle-aged accident carrying it a bag of broken Chemex glass- caught my ecotrek trail pants and ripped a hole requiring 3-layers of stitches. Marathon training is on a temporary hold.
 Having a clear sense of what you want life to feel like on the other side of a big change, what it requires from you, and how you'll engage with the world is the key to real transformation. Often, we think we know what we want but there is a pretty big leap from attraction (the idealized version in our head) to commitment (bringing something into the world and working on it.) The Year of Magi...
With copies found from all over the Internet, things are looking pretty magical around here. 
I was poking around Growth Day's Week of Transformation and got a prompt asking for the 5 best life lessons I've learned. Here are five that came to me immediately. 5 Life Lessons 1) Achievement is nothing without purpose 2) Life is long if you show up for as many moments as you can 3) I am capable of things I’d never imagined. Never doubt my ability to meet and adapt to what’s in front of me ...

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January, 2024
Time to start again