During the last few weeks I recieved so much encouragement from so many people. This was especially true today. People served me spaghetti, brought me over spaghetti, Blueberry Clif Bars, balloons, cards, hugs, smiles, emails, phone calls, etc... Every one of them is greatly appreciated.
No running today -- I only chased Benjamin and his friends Nicolas and Blake around the park this afternoon. No running tomorrow or Sunday either. Just resting the legs.
To track me during the Boston Marathon, visit http://www.bostonmarathon.com/ and type in my bib number: 2271. The face of the web site will change on race day and it will be clear how to track the runners. The race is Monday, April 16th at 9:00 a.m. Central Time. My time will be updated every 5 kilometers.
I was hoping to run 2:45 (6:17 per mile). That isn't going to happen. Here's why -- I recieved this forecast from the Boston Marathon earlier today:
The most up-to-date weather forecast calls for a predicted Spring storm on Monday, including heavy rains (potentially 3 to 5 inches), with the start temperatures in the mid to upper 30's. Wind will likely be East (in the face of the participants for most of the race) in the 20 to 25 mile per hour range, with gusts to as much as 50 miles per hour. This will produce a wind chill index of 25 to 30-degrees Fahrenheit.
Thanks again to everybody for your support, encouragement, and prayers. I am going to have a blast running in the rain and look forward to what God is going to teach me.