“I gotta have faith. It’s fuckin’ cold out, but if I slog through today’s run, I’ll be that much closer. 7 miles today, one step at a time. 16 miles Saturday, one step at a time.
“My leg hurts. I shouldn’t have done that track workout Tuesday night. It’s not part of the plan. I’m not getting any younger. Can’t take the pounding the way I used to. Can’t push things every day. Gotta have faith. Gotta stick to the plan. Then I’ll be ready in April
“One step at a time. Keep moving. The finish will show up sooner if I quit thinking and just move. Gotta have faith.”