Tap, tap . . . is this thing on?

My last blog post was written 2 months ago and was left unpublished until today. It was my first week of training for the Chicago Marathon and here I am currently in week ten of training. There have been some really good runs in there – a 14 miler where I felt awesome the whole time – and some really bad runs in there too – like the 15 miler turned 7 miler with multiple walk breaks. I had high hopes that even though I took a loooong time off from running when I was pregnant and had my 2nd baby that my fitness would return quickly. Yeah not so much. But while my fitness level isn’t back to where it was, I have been getting some regular and high (for me) mileage in.

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Graphs like these make me really, really happy. Even when I was devoted to training for my first marathon I peeked at 37 miles/week and my highest monthly running total was 128 miles. I’ve only run 320 miles this year with nearly 1/3 of that coming from last month! Here’s to hoping I can be a little more regular on blogging and actually post my training with only 8 (eek!) weeks to go until the Chicago Marthon.