I have decided to post weekly updates on my half-marathon training. This week's mileage was 3-4-3-7. On the 4 mile day, my dog hurt his paw while chasing after a deer and he refused to go any farther. I had to turn around, while he hobbled home on 3 paws. It was probably a 3 miler at best.
Today I ran 7 miles (technically, I ran 1 hour and 15 minutes, and I figured that was probably around 7 miles) and my legs are nice and sore. I brought my cell phone with me to know how long I'd been running. I don't have a sports watch, so I had to make do. Anyway I kept checking the phone every few minutes and every time it was a disappointment. "I've only been running for 25 minutes? I thought I was almost done!" Seriously, it made the run so much harder. Just like labor. When you watch the clock, time does this weird warp thing on you and makes you feel miserable. So my advice to runners and laboring women: throw away the clock. Time is irrelevant. Live in the present.