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Full Moon Run

Full Moon Run

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.
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