Well, the temps came down over the weekend, though the humidity/dew point during the week was horrible.
29 Miles this week. 6 mile pace run on saturday, and unlike last week's pace run, I came in a bit under my goal pace. My goal pace for the marathon is 8:46, which is a 3:50 marathon. Sat run was an 8:40 average. A little fast, and I don't want to over do it and mess with recovery, but was glad to come in under, because last week, with the heat, I was 8 sec's per mile over. Sundays run was 11 miles, my first double digit milage since my May 30th marathon, and I felt great, even though I didn't get out of the house until 10:30 am. My long run pace is about 30 sec slower than my goal pace. So, shooting for about 9:15. Ran too fast on this run as well (tired of running through the wall of humidity lately) 9:04 pace for the 11 miles. Then I spent the afternoon moving a ton of hot, wet wood chips around the yard!
Bg levels have all been great, often fastings are below 100. Unfortunately I am not a typical type 2 who can loose a lot of weight and then be in "remission" -- if I eat carbs, my first stage insulin response tanks and my BG shoots up, unless I am on meds.
Continuing with flexabilty and core work has left me pain free with more speed work outs and longer runs, so hopefully that will continue.
I think most people can run, depending on the training arc. You have to take that first step, and the second, and the 10,000th. Maybe those steps will turn into strides. You may not run a marathon. You just might. I certainly had no intention of running a marathon when I first started. I could barely run 1/2 a mile. But people can do much more than they think. Your body is an amazing machine, vehicle, vessel, whatever. It can bounce back from much of the damage its endured. It doesn't matter what anyone thinks. Don't do it to to prove anything to anyone else. Do it because you think you can't; And once you can, you'll do it more and more. I believe that once you achieve small goals you can build on those, and before you know it, you have a plan to qualify for the Boston Marathon.