Weather: 60 degrees, dry
Today was the first day in fifty days that I didn’t start the morning with a marathon. It didn’t feel very good. I was stiff by midmorning, and really feeling tight by afternoon. My body almost seems to have adapted to running everyday, and not running is the foreign state. The solution, go running.
Tonight was the first night run I’ve done in a couple months. I truly enjoy running at night, and with the full moon illuminating the skyline, it was really gorgeous out. I ran from my hotel to Central Park, and then ran the original NYC Marathon course. There were lots of runners and bikers out, and the weather was very warm for this time of year.
I’m still trying to figure out how to close out this most remarkable chapter of my life. It’s been said that all good things must come to an end, though I’m not sure why (the bad things don’t seem to have such lifespan limitations). The Endurance 50 is over, and a new chapter is about to begin. I’m not sure how to do justice to the past fifty days.
For now, here are some stats on the Endurance 50:
Number of shoes: 5 pair
Number of socks: 18 pair
Number of lost toenails: 3
Number of blisters: 2
Number of calories per day: 5,000 to 6,000
Number of trail marathons: 5
Hottest temperature: 104 degrees, Arizona
Coldest temperature: 38 degrees, Alaska
Faster time: 3:00:30 - NYC Marathon, #50
Slowest time: 4:45:21 - Tecumseh Trail Marathon, #39
Longest drive: 11 ½ hours
Shortest drive: 55 minutes
Average hours of sleep: 4 ½
Starting weight: 154
Finish weight: 153
More to come,