While it's only been two weeks since the Chicago Marathon, 10-10-10 has taken on a transcendent significance in my life. Since my return, I feel better about my roles as husband, father, lawyer/business owner, brother, son, friend, coach, etc. In a word, I feel happy and more grounded. And a huge part of that happiness is attributable to having a renewed sense of faith . . . in people, in the world, in grace and - ultimately - in myself. And while my religious views - such as they are - continue to contain a healthy dose of humanist skepticism, I am buoyed by the knowledge that there is certainly some force greater than anything we can even begin to grasp which guides so much of the beauty, symmetry and grace which we see in the world. I don't have a lot of answers, but I know that fact to be as true as anything else I know in this life.
Well, I wasn't necessarily expecting this entry to venture that far into that realm, so let's get to the running-related stuff, stat!
Post-Chicago recovery week #2:
- Monday - 5.8M on trails, easy
- Tuesday - XT: elliptical, heavy weights, core, hips and stretching
- Wednesday - 8M, easy to moderate; played a full-field soccer scrimmage with my son's U-10 team
- Thursday - 6M, easy to moderate in the Nike Free runs (in lieu of barefoot mileage this week)
- Friday - XT: elliptical, plyometrics and stretching/foam rolling
- Saturday - 6.75M, moderate, mostly trails
- Sunday - 10M, "trial run" for the race to be staged by my running club in 2011; plan was to lock in 8:23 pace in preparation for the Manchester Marathon pacing gig on November 7th, but I strayed from that and averaged about 7:45/mile (which felt good)
Thanks for reading.