One thing that has helped me, stay sane is running.
Running never lets me down. I have said it before, and I will say it again, if I am having a bad day, when things seem unclear or unsettling, a nice run seems to help. When I am out running I feel alive. It calms me down. When you are alone out there on the open road or trail nothing feels as good a solid run does.
This weekend I am excited to run the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon!!!
What I am not excited about is everything else that has been going on this week. It has been a stressful week here and then to top it all off I am sick.
Not just a little cold sick either :( I finally got to the doctor today and I have a sinus infection and both of my ears are infected. I did get some antibiotics, so I am hoping they do their work and by Sunday I will be feeling better.
I was hoping to go for a shiny new PR in Vermont this weekend. But now I do not even think it will be possible. All I can do is go out there and plan on one thing:
Having fun.I will be rocking bib # 3091 on Sunday and dancing and singing as I run my 6th marathon this year!!
I have truly come to love running marathons. For me it is a good distance. It challenges me just enough and keeps me going. It forces me to maintain a level of fitness. And when I am running the marathon, I feel so strong. I come alive around mile 20, once it hits then I start to feel even stronger. I kick into action mode and really have to dig in and finish strong. I love every single minute of it.