8 days until my first half marathon…
15 days until my first mini mudder event…
The good news is: the shin splints I had early in training went away in little time. Also, the arthritis flare up and the other knee issues are all manageable. The good news is if I am not ready to do it now, I never will be. The good news is, I only have one more practice long run left. 🙂 The good news is I am sick this weekend and not next weekend.
The bad news is: I am sick! Blah. It is no big deal, just a bit of sinus, fever, nausea (no doubt from the fever and sinus), etc. I made yesterday my day off of running, but then today just running 3 miles was interesting. My legs were pretty weak and my fever is low grade, so it kept fluctuating. Oh well. I am hopeful that I can shake it today and get a long run in tomorrow, but even if I can’t, as mentioned above, if I am not ready now, I never will be.
The in between news is: I am not sure of what “plan” I will do after all this is said and done. I have been following a weight lifting program during my 1/2 marathon training and both come to an end about the same time. Although my body will be happy for a little break, I definitely want to keep up my endurance, as well as build up my strength. Soo…a new schedule/plan will need to be developed.
It is weird how long you prepare for something and then it is over. I always thought that with things like graduation or coming to the end of a school year as a teacher. So much time and energy goes in…and then in a blink…it is done. Thankfully we have memories of the journey.