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The countdown is on ...

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Imagine the earworm.
Just a little panic attack as I contemplate that there are now fewer than 10 days till the marathon ...

Liar.
I've heard so many people complain about the taper period before the race. I have to admit that I'm enjoying it though. Those long runs were getting crazy and our schedule just doesn't have that kind of free time for me to do 3 or 4 hour runs. Heck, this past weekend was going to be so busy that I took a vacation day on Friday to get my 10 miles done in the morning and be able to spend the afternoon with Matt before he went off to job #2.
Also bought an interval timer since I'm worried about my phone dying after 5+ hours. I need it to still have juice in case I want to stop for photo ops or to call 911, whatever. Still holding steady on wanting to finish by 5 1/2 hours ... but I will say that with my pace during the 18 and 20 mile runs, if I pan that out to a 26.2 mile distance, the pace calculator says I'll finish right around 5 hours…

Mid-month update - October

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Well ... this month hasn't been going according to plan. And that's OK.

But this was taken October 1st so let's start the month out right, shall we? 

Beach walking, bike-riding, kite-flying ... pretty much heaven, until a hurricane pops in for a visit ...

For the past few years, we've been taking advantage of the fall break in school to go to a friend's condo in South Carolina. We've been so often now that we have our favorite restaurants, favorite thrift stores (unreal what type of items people donate there - brand new, tags still on, clothes, furniture, etc.) and even our favorite grocery store. This year had a bit of a hiccup mid-week, also known as "Hurricane Matthew". Darn him. Nothing like hearing 'mandatory evacuation' to put a damper on vacation. We got out though (leaving with blue skies) and unfortunately, Hilton Head took a direct hit -- so while we actually did think about riding it out, I'm so glad we didn't. Disappointmen…