There are twenty days left to get my ass into half-marathon shape. After a weekend filled with family and friends in Boston, I am ready to make the final push towards the finish line and work off some of the bachelor party beer weight.

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 11.04.42 AMWe have only one truly long run left this coming weekend, which will be 12 miles. That distance is a little daunting, but I know we can manage it. After the ten-mile run, which was . . . interesting, I have a bit more confidence that we will be able to complete the race, though slower than are previous half-marathon races.

For whatever reason, this training block hasn’t gone great for a variety of reasons. I’ve missed a substantial number of our weekday runs, and I think that has really prevented me from getting into the groove. We have struggled to find any consistency in our training, which I know is the single most important aspect of getting back into shape.

With 20 days to go, we have a short amount of time to get a lot of work done.