It has been nearly a week since my 20 miler and I have since developed a nasty cold. I have been very heavy handed with the green tea and echinecea, but I am not too worried though, because from what I've seen in twitter feed and blogroll, it seems that getting sick at this point in training is quite normal. Your body is working so hard that your immune system is weakened. Since I traded my germ fighters for a few more miles, I won’t complain about not feeling well. Besides, it's better to be sick now than in two weeks. That said, I would like to be better by this weekend. It was not fun clearing my throat through nine miles of a tempo run on Wednesday morning. It was probably even less fun for the chick on the treadmill next to me.
This past week my husband’s work schedule has changed twice and my boss has traveled out of town three times. Thank God for my new planner or I’d be completely lost. I also took Monday off for my son’s doctor's appointment and have been extremely busy at work since then. Yet, still, all I think about is this marathon. I cannot wait to get my brain and my body back. While I
know it will all be worth it, I am exhausted…and starving. Marathon training is so NOT for weight loss.
|Me, Phyllis and Nurys after a yummy lunch|
She is a blogger that I met at the HealthyLiving Summit in August. We have been talking about meeting for lunch for weeks and finally did. She and I work literally across a park from each other. For NY readers, it’s Madison Square Park so it is quite small. We met at Dewey’s Flatiron. The girls ordered soy and turkey burgers with side salads and I opted for a nice rare burger with sweet potato fries. I told you! I am hungry all the time! The food was good and the company was better. It was so great to catch up and listen to Phyllis’ perspective as someone new to fitness and running. I am grateful to Meghann, Heather and all the HLS organizers for hosting an event for me that allowed me to meet such great people.
Today was made for staying in bed. It's rainy and cool.
|West Side Hwy without runners :(|
I am however at work because well, the mortgage won’t pay itself. I am going to make the most of it though by getting my house cleaned up this evening. I have 13 miles on deck for tomorrow so I would rather not have housework and laundry looming over me. Besides it is supposed to be a nice weekend so if that means rain today, I’m okay with that.
Sharing is Caring: How do you make the most of a rainy day? Are you currently in taper insanity? How do you cope?
|Mini me copes with rainy day and taper insanity by dressing up as a 90s grudge singer. :)|