I noticed during my last couple of longish runs that right around 8 miles, my bones started to feel achy. I'm not sure if this is due to poor diet, inflammation, or the inevitable age-related creakiness. I have a feeling that I'm not going to have a lot more marathons up my sleeve in the future. The number 3 sounds good. I will continue to run as long as my legs allow, but this long distance business? As the sage Detective Murtaugh said once or twice or four times, "I'm too old for this shit!"
My oldest daughter had her last track meet this afternoon. I wanted her to run the 800, but she's as lazy as her mother. Instead, she ran 5 relay races. Unlike her mother, she's damn fast. She was always able to pull ahead once the baton was passed to her and as the anchor, she easily finished first. She's a natural athlete. I keep wondering how far she would go if she actually put some effort into it. Yes, I'm a proud mama.
The Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon is two weeks away!
Postscript: Noomi Rapace is a great actress (with a rockin' body, might I add). I thought The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was good and suspenseful (although, the American version is much easier to watch with Daniel Craig in the lead). The Girl Who Played With Fire was good until the hokey twist at the end (I won't give it away). The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest had potential, but I felt like there was a lot of build up that went flat fast. The acting all around was solid. There were a lot of different characters. It was hard to keep track of them with their similar sounding foreign names while reading the subtitles. I am not a xenophobe, by any means. I usually love foreign films. My brain might be getting too old to process them correctly. Murtaugh.