Thank you all for the kind wishes last week. The wedding festivities started Friday, with last-minute details sewn up, checking into our swanky hotel suite, and then our rehearsal and dinner at Stone Mad Pub in the Gordon Square area of Cleveland. My planned 20-miler that morning got bumped from the schedule.
The Big Day went off so amazingly well (sorry, Nitmos), and the Enthusiast and I had so much fun. We could not have been happier with how all our planning turned out. It was such a great day.
Hopefully, more than three hours of Greek and just the regular kind of dancing made up for some missed runs last week. As it was, my 20-miler was completed yesterday evening, as the 80-degree heat subsided and the sun went down.
The Towpath is a spooky place when night falls. Thankfully, a full moon provided some light to see by, especially helpful to avoid running into others enjoying a moonlit jaunt on the path.
I kept worrying about the wildlife that frequent the area. I mean, how bad would it suck to get clobbered by a bounding deer in the latter stages of a 20-miler?
I was hoping to finish the run in less than four hours, but some fatigue between miles 15 and 18 dashed those plans. However, my last mile and a half totally rocked the Casbah.
Just 11 days until the Akron Marathon. I'm as ready as I'm going to be.