10/05/13 – 9 miles
As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of my parent’s house in Manchester, Connecticut, piggybacking on the neighbor’s wi-fi signal. It was 61 degrees out when I ran this morning, and it was great. It’s nice to see new surroundings for a change. I even saw a family of four deer in someone’s back yard. The fact that I was making this trip did not change my training schedule. This whole marathon experience has reinforced in me the importance of discipline and persistence. I have a goal, and I will do what it takes to achieve that goal. For me, the marathon started on September 10, and will end when I cross the finish line on January 19, 2014. 106 days until the marathon.