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Still Hanging On~Training Update

on May 8, 2014

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!


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!  


One response to “Still Hanging On~Training Update

  1. sweatsisters says:

    I’m so excited for you! I believe you are ready to roll….we will be in Disney World the day of your race but will surely be cheering you on!

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