Can you guess the significance of the following number?
That is the amount of time that I spent running on Saturday morning… 3 hours and 37 minutes.
Another significant number?
That is the time I got up in order to begin the 3 hour and 37 minute run.
A final number for you to ponder?
That is the number of minutes that I missed of my son’s soccer game because of my 20 mile training run.
But at least I made it. I was a pungent but PRESENT mother. And because that mattered to my son, it mattered to me.
I’ve tried from the beginning of this training program to not let it interfere with my family life. I get up at ridiculously early hours of the morning to train so that the my husband and kids feel like they are a priority over the running. At least, I hope they feel that way.
It is now six weeks until the New York Marathon. I have two weeks left to raise $1,500 for the ING Run For Something Better Charity. It is truly an honor to help them fulfill their mission for children. Won’t you please consider donated a couple of dollars to my cause? Even $5.00 can make a difference to a child. Believe me, it is true.