Yesterday, I did it. I ran 19 miles!
I'll have to admit it; I have been struggling with motivation problems the past couple of weeks. Completing the 19 mile run yesterday has restored my motivation!
I really want to thank Mom for yesterday. She came over and sat in my front yard during my entire run. I run laps of 3.15 miles by my house. She was there with water, Gatorade, bananas, protein bars, and more importantly encouragement every time I came by. She even stood at the "finish line" to high five me after 19 miles. Knowing she was there made me HAVE to run the entire 19 miles. It was just what I needed!
Now I know that my last month of training will be productive. In 2 weeks, I have a 20 mile run. That distance was very intimidating on my training schedule until I now realize that it's only 1 mile more than my longest ever run. :)