It's been awhile since I've put in an update. I'm into week 10 of phase 1 from The Cool Impossible and all is going well. I'll have more about weeks 9 and 10 later on but for now I just want to focus on the end of week 8. It appeared to be another recovery week, so I did not expect any challenges to arise, but lo and behold one did. It was more mental than physical, but it's really helped energize me in these subsequent weeks. It was on the last day, time for my long slow run. Fortunately it only needed to be about 90 minutes. It was a fairly busy day but I thought I'd have no trouble squeezing it in.

5:30 - 8:00 am - Wake up, drive over to my parents' house and take them to the airport.

8:00 am - Noon - Get home in time for my wife to get to her Krav Maga class. Install ceiling fans in my kids' bedrooms.

Noon - 3:30 pm - Get the kids some lunch, whole family goes to the park.

3:30 - 6 pm - My window to get the run in? Not this time, my wife is on call and has to go in to work for a few hours.

6:00 - 10 pm - Dinner date with my wife who fortunately got back in time. Not going to miss out on a date with my wife.

10:00 - 10:30 pm - Back home. Wife takes the babysitter home. I realize that we are out of milk and other essentials for the upcoming week, plus the car is low on fuel (and it uses compressed natural gas, so I can only go to a few stations).

10:30 pm - 1 am - Hit the store and the gas station. Starting to slow down, getting a little tired

1:00 - 1:15 am - Lie down in bed.

Maybe I can do it tomorrow.

It's a recovery week, maybe I can just skip this run.

1:30 - 3:00 am - Ran.

So, maybe after being up for 20 hours it wasn't my greatest run, but I got up and did it. 

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