>> Monday, June 09, 2008
Twelve: The number of pounds I lost in the last 7 months of Ironman training last year. And I really didn’t have 12 pounds to give. I went from 159 to 147, and I looked a little gaunt.
Twelve months ago, because of knee problems, I was only running 3.5 to 4 miles at a time. Exactly 12 months ago today (June 9, 2007), I was SUPER PROUD that I ran 6.5 miles just under 8 minutes per mile without a lot of pain. Since then, I think IM WI was the last time I ran that slow. Now, in 12 days, I’m hoping to run a marathon in under 7 minutes per mile (hopefully). How times change.