I couldn't turn off my brain. I couldn't find my kick and by 3/4 of a mile I was reduced to tears because I really felt like I couldn't run - even if I wanted to. I think I can also count on one hand (with fingers left over) how many times I have been reduced to tears by my running. I just wasn't feeling it. I knew I had had long weekend of running. I knew that I had just asked a lot of myself, but I was so upset. So the hubbs stopped me right there and told me to turn around and walk back to the car and leave it there on the trail. I did just that. We went home and did a weight routine but even that didn't feel right. I was sweating sooo bad and I knew something was up. My throat is sore, my nose is getting stuffy - I was/am getting sick and it just wasn't my day. I actually took a shower and crawled into bed at 6:30 to finish up a book and hit the sack. If felt so decadent to crawl into bed that early.
Today my throat is on fire, and I know I have a fever. But it's tax time damn it! And no one calls in sick! So I'm at my office, plugging away and hoping the Tylenol cold will kick in soon. I have some hill repeats on schedule today and I don't think those are going to happen. I still have 60 days until Boston and I know taking a few days rest won't set me back at all. Gotta down the fluids and rest up while I can, because tackling marathon training during a busy tax season is less than ideal and I at least need to do it healthy!
So amidst all of my whining and feeling less than stellar, some sunshine came into my life by way of my bloggy buddy Tonia over at Racing with Babes!
Thanks Tonia for the sunshine - it couldn't have come at a better time!
Now it's my turn to pass the sunshine along to 12 of my bloggy buddies and leave them a comment in their blog. With all of you dealing with mounds of snow and less than ideal weather conditions, I hope this brings some sunshine to you! Enjoy! And as always, thanks for reading my blog, too. It feels so good to share my own experiences with all of you while being able to share with you and your running experiences. Thank you!
On to my buddy list!
Tara at Colorado Runner
Jill at Run with Jill
Denise at Running Journal
Marcia at Running Off at the Mouth
Amanda at Run to the Finish
Jo Lynn at Single Track Junkie
Staci at Weight Loss Mamma
Sarah at Looking for Serendipity
Heather at Junk Miles
Angela at Angela and David Kidd
Ajh at Age Group Rock
Jess at 21 Days
Thanks ladies for all your support and keep up the good work! I enjoy reading each and everyone of your bloggs!
Happy Tuesday and Happy Running Peeps!