It's been three months since I put a nasty cigarette in my mouth. I signed myself up for a full marathon in October to give me something to train for and keep me motivated. I'd say that was a great choice.
Today I ran 16 miles and I'm just FINE! I never came close to giving up or cutting it short. My pace is consistent. My breathing feels great. My muscles are a bit tight now, but they weren't while I was running and they should need a good stretch after that distance!
The cooler temps are helping too. Tucker can go much farther when it's not in the 90's! He participated in 4 of these miles.