A lot has happened since my last post. First off, I wanted to recognize the amazing accomplishment of Team Type 1 and their Race Across America. If you've been living under a rock, and haven't heard about these 10 men, please click on the aforementioned link and read about them. In a nutshell, they started in Oceanside, CA on October 27th, and finished today in New York City. That is 10 men, 3,000 miles, in about 17 days, oh, and they all have an in curable "condition" Type 1 Diabetes. On this same note, just before they started on this journey, they invited me to join the team, needless to say, I'm very excited.
Right now I'm sitting on my couch instead of running because of thunderstorms, yes thunderstorms in November. Luckily, I'm in the thick of my taper and the miles aren't that important right now, because as they say, "the hay is in the barn" (at least they say that where I'm from).
I'm running the Philadelphia Marathon this Sunday November 20th. My gaol is 3:15:00, here are some reasons I think I'll meet my goal. Recent races: I blogged about my PR in the Columbus Half of 1:31:47, and on Saturday November 5th I finally broke through the 20 minute barrier. I ran a 19:48! Another reason I think I'll get it is because of what I've out into training this season. I've run 4 runs of 20 miles or more, with 1 of those being a 24 miler. An additional4 of 18 to 20, and 3 more 16 to 18.
I'd be remised if I didn't mention my latest appointment with my specialist. I always schedule the first available appointment and I got there last Thursday at 7:50. I was very disappoint when they told me that Doc Parilo was out sick. They gave me the option of rescheduling or seeing another Doc. After mulling this, I decided to stay, get the A1C checked and hit the road. Well, they came back with the A1C at 7.1 and I kind of freaked out. I asked if they were sure, I was pretty sure it was going to be in the high 5's or low 6's. They said they were sure, I asked if we could retes, long story short....it was 6.3.
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