My first official day of training. Only 8 months to go. The Santa Ana winds are blowing in full force and the air is full of dust. The last 15 minutes of my morning run were filled with coughing fits trying to clear the gunk and phlegm out of my throat and lungs. Good times. After last week, when I felt so comfortable running around the neighborhood, every ache and pain I experienced the last time I ran (back in 06) started to flare up. The creaky knee, the sore back. This has got to be because it's been two years, right? This isn't the way I'm going to feel for 8 months, right?
I have to do this. I don't know why I feel like I'm not contributing all of the time. I don't know why I feel like I'm just a spectator in trying to find a cure for CF. Running and raising money through the marathon may make me suffer some, but at least I'll feel like I'm doing something.
PS- Everyone watch the video!