Jillian at Finishing is Winning has the QOTD on TIART over at Runners Lounge.
You get to run the last six miles of your next marathon with 6 different people. They can be dead or alive; famous or not famous. Who are these people and why did you pick them? Furthermore, why did you pick them for the specific mile you did? Remember, you get an extra .2 miles with runner #6.
Mile 21: DH. I have always enjoyed running with him though I don't think running is his idea of enjoyment at all! I suspect the knee 'injury' he's been having for the past few months is here to stay, so he doesn't have to come up with crisp excuses every time he is wheedled into running with yours truly.
Mile 22: My dad and brothers. Ever since my brothers and I left the nest, every family reunion has involved running...lots of it. And we enjoy running together now more than ever.
Mile 23: Running buddy, Glenn. I always have a blast running with him...and I'm fairly confident he feels the same about me. I hope this mile includes hills, because we do best when we push each other.
Mile 24: Blog buddies. Your running is a big source of inspiration for me. I've run countless virtual miles with you...I would love to run one real mile with all of you.
Mile 25: Joan Benoit Samuelson. She is such an inspiring runner! I am sure I will get my butt handed to me on a plate by her, but I would cherish the opportunity, nevertheless.
The last mile and 0.2: Paula Radcliffe, of course...because if I am running the last mile with Paula, I am most likely in one of the top spots...and I really don't mind coming second to her!
Getting back to reality, I am still struggling with injury issues. I am sure I can run with no pain, but I'd rather not push it. There is this tenderness in the fibula that is annoyingly similar to a previous injury. And I know running through it is NOT the answer. Swimming was going well for a couple of weeks, till I got to a point where I could recognize every speck of dirt and strand of hair in the pool. In the interest of preserving my sanity, I am now mixing things up...a combination of the elliptical, stairmaster and the bike. I still miss running outdoors, especially since this is the time of the year when I enjoy being outdoors the most. But the important thing is, I am still on my feet.