I've just returned from my morning run and I had planned to run 6, but it started raining (awe it felt refreshing) and then it started down pouring (ok, feeling hardcore...) and then my sneakers were soaked and I felt like I was running in buckets of water attached to my feet (not as hardcore feeling!)
Hydration is also something I have become more conscious of. It's been crazy hot here and I am the type of person who needs to be reminded to drink more water. I'll go through a day and realize I've just had that iced coffee in the morning and that just doesn't cut it when I want to run. I'm really good at drinking water while running and taking in food fuel as needed, but I want to drink more water throughout the day.
Sleep is another thing I need to embrace! With the summer weather, I've been going to bed later. Now that's fine on the weekends (except it makes getting in an early morning run tough), but during the work week it makes getting up at 6 o'clock difficult. I'm going to try to go to bed earlier because I know that too will keep me healthy and strong.
Eating is very important too! What I mean is that when marathon training, I need to really pay extra attention to my nutritional needs. I eat a solid breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks in between. That is what works best for me. Lunches this week have been this awesome sprouted wheat bagel with hummus and sprouts - super delicious!