A few things of note:
-I got bit by a dog in the butt, and I have the bruise to prove it. Luckily it didn't break the skin.
-I ran in single digit temps and legitimately thought my lips would have frostbite by the time I was done. Exactly one week later I ran in shorts and a t-shirt.
-I finally caved and bought a handheld water bottle for long runs. I REFUSE to wear a fuel belt, and in the past we would go drop a few water bottles along our route but that got annoying. I've only used it once, but so far I really like it. I can't believe how comfortable and easy it is to hold while running. Hopefully it stays that way.
-We are getting pretty serious about doing our easy runs easy and our hard runs hard (aka heart rate training). I still have billions of questions and at times get a little freaked out about running so slow, but for the most part I am on board.
-I registered for the marathon with a Cyber Monday deal. Stuff is getting real.
-We had our best tempo run to date, 7 miles at a 7:36 pace! The stars must have aligned because I couldn't have asked for a better run. It's important to remember these good runs on days when things don't go so well. Such as the following day when we did a 4 mile recovery run and it kicked our butts.
Can't wait to see what the next four weeks of training have in store...