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Embracing The Changes In Life

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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

And There Goes The Training Plan

Well, as my Lil Man got the flu, and then pneumonia, I got sick on Monday. I was telling myself it was 'nothing'. But the 101.6 fever said otherwise. Today is Thursday, and I haven't been able to exercise all week, unless you consider cleaning up poop and an unending amount of poopy laundry exercise.

I'm still sick, and I haven't been able to run this week. So I suppose you could say that my training plan has been shot. I've been given advice not to even attempt the marathon. The advice was well intended. I know this. I'm not hurt or upset by their honesty.

But I know that I have to do what I need to do for me.

I have 3 weeks and 2 days before the Marathon.


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