The kiddos carry 5 gallon jugs for hours all day. The water is nasty (diseases and dirty at best). The family lives in poverty.
If these kids could spend their time in school instead, the whole village has a chance of lifting themselves out of poverty for generations to come.
I walked again, “pre-training” before my training starts June 17. I was breathing hard walking up to the top of the first hill. Today denial lifted and I found out for sure how long a half marathon is: 13.1 miles. I thought sure it was 3.1 miles. Right now it doesn’t matter as I can’t run either one.
If God was not in this I wouldn’t be either.
It is a good thing I have all summer to train. I called my doctor and the nurse answered my concerns about taking lithium for bipolar (adverse reaction to sun exposure) and my weight (more than my two sons’ combined weight).
I have 2 more days to walk “pre-training,” then next week I start:
Monday “run 2 minutes, walk one minute, repeat” for 20 minutes,
Tuesday “walk only” for 30 minutes,
Wednesday “run 2 minutes, walk one minute, repeat” for 20 minutes, Thursday “walk only” for 30 minutes,
Friday “run 2 minutes, walk one minute, repeat” for 20 minutes,
Saturday “run 2 minutes, walk one minute, repeat” for 35 minutes,
Sunday we rest.
Well, the saga continues . . .