Spiritual phrases for today came from A Course in Miracles chapter 6 and 7: All meaning comes from God and IS God. His light is what my mind is. Be vigilant only for God and for His Kingdom.
I swear, repeating these phrases had something to do with how little pain I was in.
I am happy about my weekend.
Today's run began at 4:45, in the dark by myself. I had planned to start at 5, an hour early; but no one else was there and I knew the RD wouldn't care, so off I went as soon as I got my gear together. There are lots of deer in San Antonio. My headlight kept showing me their eyes as they were not out of their little beds yet. I walked alot the first few miles. I was over dressed, and having a shoe failure (Mizunos). At 6 miles, I stopped at the car and took off layers of clothes and switched to the Nimbus dream liners. After my feet got used to the different feel, I started to naturally speed up. It was so great to be doing a few 12 minute miles on the second day of a double marathon.
I said hi to a number of people both ones I've met before and new ones.
But the race was uneventful. I kept up a great pace. I stopped at the car every lap to drop of shirts. And then, I was done.
2 marathons in 2 days makes me this kind of Marathon Maniac:
I saw many of cactus that looked like this.