What a difference cool weather makes to the psyche. I ran 5.6 miles this morning for my 5-6 mile quality run. Time was 52:16. I felt good except for the nagging hernia. I have decided to go see the doctor and find out what needs to be done. If I thought it would not rupture and cause serious problems, I would keep training for the December marathon. The pain is not unbearable but it is the kind of pain that seems like it could get worse in a hurry.
On a positive note, however, I feel like I am getting in shape, finally. If the hernia doesn't stop me, I should be in good shape by December.