Day 238…

11.11.12

Sunday has arrived and I wake up after another night of fighting sleep.  What I mean by that is that I still can’t seem to find a way to sleep for more than 2 or 3 hours without waking up and then fighting to fall back asleep.  I’m hoping that I find some start to a resolution this week by being put in touch with a sleep therapist…

I’m up and getting ready for a long run.  Last week I knocked out 6miles (which was the longest since being diagnosed) and today I hope to go a bit further and a bit faster.  Meeting Rene and then to the park we go…

Run starts off very strong – in fact I’m pushing things a lot in the first 2miles…as we reach the Harlem Hills, I push hard through the hills, but once I surpass them, my body pulls me back and makes me slow down.  The next two miles are a bit tough as I’m still working to get my pace back, but we push the remaining two and finish very strong.  Overall, we go a bit more than last week and shave off 11 seconds per mile off the pace which really makes me happy.  As of now I look to be more than on target for my 15k in December.  I’m thinking if I’m running this strong today, come 5 weeks from now I’m going to be even stronger.  The fact that I have such a strong base in terms of miles and cardio surprises me, but makes me very, very happy…

Head back to the apartment and my parents are already there hanging with the pup.  It’s great to see them as I haven’t seen them in more than two weeks which is unheard of in my family.  We catch up, have some lunch and watch the Giants game…Giants are playing horribly, so my Mom and I decide to go for a walk and enjoy the remaining part of the afternoon…

Back at the apartment and waiting on Jordan to arrive so we can then start to make family dinner…my Mom has brought in a variety of really tasty food to make – guac, turkey meatloaf, steak, broccoli and asparagus, rice pilaf and of course, dessert.  This has all the looks of a great dinner…

It doesn’t disappoint and I’m full and happy…starting to get tired from the weekend of fun and the run so I say goodbye to the family, take Riley out one more time and hunker down with the TV for the night…

Until tomorrow…

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