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3 miles. 36 min. 42 sec.

Not the greatest time, but I didn’t walk one little bit.  That brings me to my epiphany.  If I start off slower than I have been, I will not have to walk.  So simple!  I’ve always been the type to have to learn things the hard way!  I can’t just take someone’s word for it.  I have to figure things out for myself.  Just ask my parents…

I’ve mentioned before that I want this blog to accurately illustrate the trials and tribulations of running a marathon while getting my MBA and working for a Major League Baseball team that is having ownership issues. šŸ™‚  Well, here is a warning: if you don’t want to know some gruesome details about the effects of marathon training on a body, stop reading now.

You’ve been warned.

Okay, this isn’t too bad, but I have an idea that it will get worse as my training continues.  After I finished my 4 mile run 2 Saturdays ago, I came home and showered.  As I was drying off, I noticed that I was missing some skin under my left breast.

I warned you…

I didn’t think much of it.  It hurt, but I thought I just dried myself off too hard.  In retrospect, that is ridiculous.  How can someone dry themselves off that hard?  Now, a little background for you:

Every Saturday I wear my favorite white sports bra under a sleeveless, Nike dri-fit shirt.  I mean, every time I run I wear a sports bra under a sleeveless, Nike dri-fit shirt.  It’s what I’m most comfortable in, but I save my favorite sports bras for the Saturday group runs.  Why?  I don’t know, I’m a girl.  In retrospect, this doesn’t make too much sense either.  Anyway, for my 6 mile run on Saturday, I put on old faithful (white sports bra) and my dri-fit.  I run.  I get home and take a shower.  I dry off.  Again, no skin under my left breast.  People, there is some serious chafing going on.  My favorite white sports bra has been retired.  It’s a sad day, but I feel like a legitimate runner now.  Mostly because of chafing but I’m also still high on that 6 miles.  A 6 mile run isn’t for the kiddies!!!  šŸ™‚

On another note; I can’t believe I ran tonight.  I was in such a bad mood and soooooooo tired when I got home from work.  I even took a nap!  Thankfully, it was only 45 minutes and I woke up feeling like a new person.  I was able to get my run in and now, as I type, I’m looking at a beautiful sunset!  Life doesn’t get much better!

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