This very moment, I should be in Mobile, AL visiting with my Mom and sister and anxiously awaiting the First Light half marathon. Instead, I'm at home and sick. I see on my counter that I have 55 days until the Snickers Albany, GA marathon and well.... basically, I have not started my training. What? Well, I did get in the 12k tempo last Sat. but other than that, no training yet. I'm NOT going to stress about it. I still have time, and I will "do what I can do."
The good news is that I managed to get in 28 miles this wk before starting to get sick Thurs. evening. Friday, I felt AWFUL, like, in the bed, awful. Typically when I'm sick, I'm rarely "in the bed" sick. Friday afternoon was spent in the bed with the IPAD, the TV, and then the napping. I was surprised when I slept fairly well last night, and this morning (Sat.) I woke up feeling much better than yesterday. Still sick, but better. Should be back to running in the next few days and will not loose too much time, but hate to miss out on the half marathon on Sunday with my friends. Not having much luck with First Light in Mobile lately. Last year and this year, I preregistered and then couldn't make the race. Last year I was having a nagging hip thing going on, and this year sick.
First Light holds a special place in my heart because that's where this fabulous marathon journey started. Dec. 2003 was my first marathon. I trained to walk it. I ran the first 4 miles, and then walked the rest. Back then, my goal was to complete one marathon so that I could say "I finished a marathon."
ha ha ha
then I got the FEVER.....