I made it. 14.6 miles. 3 hours and 3 minutes. I made it to the halfway point in 1:32 and some seconds, making it almost exactly the same pace for the second half as it was for the first.
I think going without caffeine the day before really helped a lot. I started more hydrated, and I slept better. I also had no problem getting up at 4:30 AM. I really liked that, and may try to stop drinking caffeine altogether just to be able to wake up and have my alone time first thing in the morning. I was out the door by 5 AM and home and cleaned up by 8:30, which put me ready to help everyone get ready for the day. After making my normal omelet breakfast for me and Erin, it was time to... Well do nothing. I played with the kids a little and discussed what we were going to do with Jonas for the day before taking him back to his mom.
I spent much of the day at my parents. Jonas and Ady got to go swimming, and to go for a ride in my dad's convertible. They loved it.
I however, am extremely sore. My right leg hurts more than anything else, my knee, hip and even back are sore. After reading about the teen killed by an overdose of Sports Cream I have been hesitant about doing anything more than a minimal dose of Aleve and stretching. For me running is about reaching my goals and being healthy. I want to be able to run for the rest of my life, not just to go a little faster now. It's not worth death to me.