It's come down to this..... tomorrow is July 1st and that will be the start of my "real" training for this marathon that I have talked myself into doing. A friend of mine lent me this book, "4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon", so the beginning of July is my deadline to have 4 months until the November 2nd race. I've been taking time off from running, trying to do other things, but truthfully not doing a whole lot of anything. Yesterday and today I went out running and it is just like starting all over. Forget the fact that I was running 10 miles every Saturday for awhile. Forget the fact that I ran 15 miles one Saturday. I now am starting from scratch basically, so my 4 months looks like a million miles away. I know that it is going to go quickly so I really need to be consistent. We are heading up to Mammoth in a few days, so I have the joy of some cooler weather to run in, but also the altitude that can be oh so fun for someone who is not used to it. Wish me luck, wish me health, and wish me a quick 4 months of training.