Marathon Journal: 2 Miles
January 6, 2010
After I crippled my way through last year’s LA Marathon, the Beloved Mrs. TenNapel started upping her jogging miles. When she hit about 13 miles last year, she entered us in the 2010 LA Marathon. So now I’m happily trying to train for another big run, perhaps to see if it was a fluke, a miracle or something I can do twice. Why not try?
Well, I got up to 10 miles last year and came down with two colds and a flu. I’ve been sleep walking through the last three weeks and watching my training go down the tubes. It’s sink or swim time because I hadn’t run since the 10 miler and the March starting line is coming up fast. Will I have enough time to up my miles? Will my Beloved have to run without me? Am I just a sickly, scrawny old man?
Last night I didn’t feel like running but I had to get started regardless of the condition of my mucus-filled lungs. I jogged 2 miles! Too bad, lungs!