20 miler yesterday was hard to do. It’s mentally hard to keep going for that distance all on my own. I did a new leg exercise on Sunday which left my legs feeling sore for the long run. It wasn’t a smart thing to do, I know. I had to go really easy on my pace for the long run. I started my run yesterday at 4:20 a.m. One of the advantages of running so early in the morning is my brain is not functioning properly enough to start questioning the insanity. Until about 5:30 a.m., I saw only two humans and three vehicles. I do like how peaceful it is in the early morning. It’s a lot cooler too. I need to be careful I don’t get injured like when I was training for the Kauai Marathon. It was about three weeks before the marathon, I stepped into a hole in a puddle of water and hurt my foot. After that, I wasn’t able to run like before it happened. Anything can happen when you are out there putting in the miles. My worst fear is getting attacked by dogs. I had been attacked by a neighbor’s vicious dog before and ended up in an emergency room with stitches. I still have scars from it. Today’s run was an easy 4 miler. My legs weren’t feeling too badly. I’m glad I took it easy yesterday. It was particularly nice I was done before it started pouring down rain. I just put in the miles everyday and dream of my next marathon-vacation.