It’s been over a month since my last post—thanks for all the great supportive comments. I admit, I have been basking in my feat, (which was both physical and mental) while contemplating running another 1/2 marathon. The following weekend, my sister Rachelle came into town and with Brian and Emily, joined us for the Wharf to Wharf 6 mile run in Santa Cruz. What a great time! Certainly less intense, much cooler and a familiar course. I recall last year I was afraid wouldn’t finish. This year was different. Since I’d just finished the 1/2, it wasn’t a matter of finishing, rather how much had I improved? Interesting shift in perspective. I have decided to run the San Jose Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon October 4th, with my dear friend Kathie. By the way, it’s not easy to find friends at my age who are willing to run 13 miles! Training has begun! I’m feeling great, running more frequently and following my training program again. I realize I thrive on goals with specific dates attached. I also learned once I found a successful, proven system and simply trusting that system yields great results and peace of mind. Interesting….life and running aren’t so dissimilar. So, the shoes are on and I’m running again!