Jeff’s Post – Feels Good in the Hot Spotlight!

After yesterdays struggle I was anxious to get back on the treadmill this morning.  I still felt a bit off for the first couple miles but after mile 3 I was back on track and was able to get 8.5 miles in.  Typically, I always feel stronger at the end of my treadmill runs.  That could mean I’m running too easy but I’m not going to change anything up at this point.  I’m 3 ½ weeks away from my marathon and I want to stay consistent with what I have been doing.  That means around 55 miles a week for the next few weeks then I will taper a bit the week before.

The GAC Kenny Chesney concert is still in rotation on my DVR and there is a line in one of his songs “If you work hard to get where you are it feels good in the hot spotlight”.  I think of that often as I run – I’m not looking to be in the “Hot Spotlight” but every runner that crosses the finish line at a race is in the “ Hot Spotlight” and they are there because they have worked hard to get where they are!

Keep working hard – The “Hot Spotlight” is waiting for you.

Have a great day and go for a run if you get a chance!

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