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Still Hanging On~Training Update

Hello friends!  My weekly recap is late, but here it is.

Last week was rough.  It was SO busy and I was more than exhausted.  My weekly training runs went well and I had 16 miles on tap for last weekend.  My original plan was to get up and run the 16 on Saturday morning, but I decided to sleep in.  I knew that I needed to get some rest/sleep, but if you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I am pretty much guilt-ridden when I don’t follow my plan.  I chose to sleep in and woke up on my own at 8am….I couldn’t believe it!  That is MAJOR sleeping in for me!  I felt so much better, and decided that it was what I needed rather than get up and run.  

The plan at this point was to go through our busy weekend, and run Sunday afternoon.  I was good with that.  As Saturday got going however, I quickly began to feel more and more sleepy.  I took a short nap in the afternoon and went for a 2 mile run.  My tiredness continued into our evening and night, which were busy, and I dropped into bed late.  Sunday morning brought Mass early and working at our annual church dinner.  Before I knew it, it was afternoon and those 16 miles were still waiting for me.  I decided to try a short nap and then head out.  

Well, I never did head out.  I simply could not.  I was beyond the point of exhaustion….mentally and physically.  I debated and debated, and debated some more.  I chose to stay home and rest.  No 16 miler for me.

Monday came along….same feeling only this time, add a sore throat in there.  I didn’t think I could get anymore tired than Sunday.  Monday was worse.  As it ended up, I took Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday OFF from running and rested my body.  I must say, I was guilt-ridden like I said earlier, and yet I was glad that I did take a break.  I could tell that my body needed the rest.  

While I was glad that I rested, the usual mind games are still present.  ‘I took THREE DAYS OFF…I’ve wrecked all the training I’ve done for the marathon!’  I have said that to myself over and over these past couple of days.  I have trust issues with my training!  

Next up….doctor appointment tomorrow.  All I’m going to say is it’s a foot problem and I am hoping beyond hope that this will not affect the marathon.

Finally, THE MARATHON!  I received my packet in the mail today and it suddenly became so real.  TWENTY FOUR DAYS!  Aaaaahhhh!

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Depending on my doctor’s appointment, I have 20 miles on tap for Saturday morning.  And yes, this weekend it will get done Saturday morning!  

Stay tuned to my Facebook page for the doctor update on Friday!  

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