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Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

2 Weeks Away

The marathon is just a little over 2 weeks away. I'm back to running this week. I've made it through back to back days of 6 mile runs. They weren't stellar, and I wouldn't win any age group awards. But I feel they were solid 6 mile runs. I don't want to over analyze it as it will just make me nervous.

I'm not sure how I will handle my Long Run this weekend. If I were doing a true 'taper' it would be 12 miles. But at this point my training plan is so messed up, I don't know if I'm coming or going. I don't see myself doing 20. I might do an 18, or a 16. I think I'm going to let my body dictate what to run this weekend. At this point in the game, my goal is not to get injured and to try to stay well. I don't think that pushing through a super long run at this point will really benefit me too much (especially if it pushes me farther back than forward). We'll see. I'm trying not to 'over think it'.

I do know that tomorrow is a rest day. I'm glad since last night didn't bring a lot of sleep. Lil Man is still having a hard time sleeping since he got the flu.

2 Weeks.. wow.. that's not that long...

Comments

  1. I think you are wise to just focus on stay healthy rather than trying to get all the miles and training you can get in. With the sickness you just went through, finishing the marathon should be your sole goal. Don't worry about time, just enjoy the journey. By the way, what marathon are you running?

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  2. Yep, not worried about time. Thankfully this race doesn't have a time limit. I'm doing the Garden Spot Village Marathon

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  3. Good luck with the last two weeks preparation. At this point its better to just go through the game plan. Over doing it now would be a disaster. Good luck, get some rest! - M

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    1. Thanks.. I've decided since I'm still hacking a little that I'm going to keep it at 12 tomorrow and hope for the best! :)

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  4. I like that idea of letting your body dictate the run during these last two weeks. Go out and just take each mile as it comes and see where it takes you. It is taper regardless of what all has gone on! :) Many good wishes on the race!!! I think I'm running a half in two weeks myself. I need to double-check my calendar. I'm so busy lately I forget what is when!

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