Is it Monday all ready? Where did the weekend go? I have to admit, the weekend went so fast for me that I almost do not remember it. Anyway, some good news, I received an email from my Rabbi. It seems that I have given into paranoia and have speculated a little too much, but I wouldn’t be James if I didn’t (LOL). Everything has been fine all along so I worried for nothing. I think I would have been heart broken if my paranoia where true. I really like my Rabbi.
He did mention the High Holy Days in the email and wished me a happy new year in advance. That reminds me, how am I going to celebrate? I mean, it would be a no brainer if I was actually celebrating it with the community, but not sure I can. So, I need to find a way to have religious expression privately and still be spiritually uplifting. Sounds like I need to do some reading and studying. If there is a will, there is a way. By the way, I am always open for suggestions.
Training is progressing well for the marathon. I did not get much mileage in last week and it was a cutback week anyway. Trainers put in cutback weeks so that a persons body can recover a little bit. I am on a 24 week schedule and could not imagine going full steam the whole time without a little rest. So, on my training schedule, cutback week is every third week. On that week, mileage is usually reduced quite a bit and it is suggested that the pace be non-stressful and comfortable. Do to not feeling to well, I ended the week only doing the long walk on Sunday, which was 13 miles. A little disappointed, but I am following the advice of my doctor and not pushing it until my asthma is under control. So, if I do not feel good, I take the day off from training. Heck, I am so far behind with me fitness level anyway, what is one more day of missed training going to hurt? I figured I would walk this marathon and not worry about pace or a goal time, just finish the darn thing and get my medal. Since the marathon has a more than generous closing time, I am not worried about making it too the finish line before it closes. However, do not get me wrong, if I could get a finish time of 6 hours 20 minutes I would be a happy camper. I guess I will find out in eight weeks.
Have a wonderful week everyone.