This blog is often filled with stories of clients who have sustained serious life altering injuries and have asked LEAV & STEINBERG, LLP to represent them in seeking the legal justice and adequate compensation due to the negligent actions of others. Very often the cases take years to progress through litigation. Very often at each step of the way (depositions, discovery inspections, physical exams) there are pitfalls and things that must be carefully planned in order to achieve success. The outcome is usually a result of the hard work in preparation. My personal life over these past six months is quite similar.
As this weekend approaches, I have been checking the weather in Chicago for Sunday. Mostly sunny, high of 65 and low of 52. Looks like perfect running weather. If it was only that simple. I made the decision to enter the lottery to run the Chicago Marathon about 6 months ago. Luckily I got in. That was where the hard work begins. I have trained for the last 4 months with six days of working out and varied my runs with heart rate training, pacing sessions, and interval speed work. The goal, to qualify for the Boston Marathon for April 2018.
I have previously run 4 marathons and have gotten within 4 minutes of qualifying. That has not stopped my determination. I am hopeful this year will be the year. I am focused and mentally ready. As my trainer has told me…the hay is in the barn…. time to run… The last few weeks are tapering weeks so the running has decreased and the level of rest increased. This can be tough as many of you on the east coast know….its mallomar season.