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2016 July 10
by Stanley Quan

This morning, I got up at 5am to run 20 miles. My legs feel like they are going to fall off.

I’ve been following a three-month training program to get ready for the San Francisco Marathon on July 31, and it has been a serious test of my discipline.

This past week, I’ve been running with an uncomfortable sunburn. My legs are constantly sore.

I’m not a morning person, but shifted my long runs to the early morning to avoid the midday heat. It has been a struggle each time, and I dread it the night before and the morning of.

But I made a commitment to a challenge and to myself and I’m going to make this marathon goal happen, mental and physical pain be damned.

I just keep telling myself that it’s almost over and the accomplishment will be worth it all in the end.

Hoping to survive the next three weeks and proudly cross 26.2 miles off my bucket list.


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