So I woke up this morning and knew my mission, to run eight miles....after searching through several web sites I found a blog that someone started that mapped the Lancaster bike trail and I will try and post it below. Nonetheless, I must say that just thinking about running eight miles makes me a bit queasy and extremely tired. So, what kind of motivation do I need to complete this lengthy task? In the past few weeks, I have been building up and adding one more mile each Saturday. I can run comfortably for about 35 minutes, but once I hit that time limit I start feeling exhausted. There have been a few rare occasions where I could probably continue running and feel great, but again, very few. That's how I know I wasn't built to run. I know I was built to swim, but I thought I would give running a try. So, here I am $65 in the hole, all spent toward the Columbus half-marathon. I'm almost ready to quit but the only two things keeping me going are knowing that I spent that much and knowing the sense of accomplishment, after completing the half-marathon. So as I get ready and mentally prepare myself for this challenge today, I will try to focus on my ipod and not the time itself. If anyone else who is a runner reads this and has any suggestions please leave comments. I would love the advice!!