I want to start this blog by giving each of you a virtual hug and thanking you from the bottom of my heart for the support and kind words this week.. This was a very difficult week for me mentally and physically. I would put week 6 right up there with weeks 1 and 2 as far as challenging for me. I'm fighting allergies and the wind has been horrible...the combination of the two with my mental attitude was like mixing oil and vinegar. I went out last night KNOWING I could do this after making it through the long run in week 5. My last run of week 6 went well! So much better then runs 1 and 2! Go figure!!! We had winds but my short little body plowed right through the 33 per mile gust to round a curve with less wind and find a mighty upward incline. By this time I really didn't notice as I was praying just to keep going and finish! I did have a superb moment in my run last night! When I first started running, a tall slender lady went pass me grinning and not perspiring as she ran...she had the look of stepping out of a magazine. 1 mile later, on the same track, I passed her and she was no longer running. I wonder if she realized I had been running for the entire time? I know this sounds kinda catty, but it made me feel really good! I know this is far from a competition, but it made me feel like...hey! You are a runner and you can do this!!! Thank you again for this amazing group! You guys rock!!! Moving into week 7 on Sunday!!!!