Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Under the weather

I've been a bit off for the past few days, both emotionally and now physically.  It happens, and I don't have to like it, but I do have to accept it.  And I'll have to jump straight back into my training when I get better. 

As for right now, I can't even think of what to blog about.  I've started this post over three times!  Some would say to just give up, but I prefer to ramble.  It makes me feel better.  So here are a few random things going through my head right now:

Hubby left on Sunday for a work trip back to GA.  He's home this evening, but it put us all back in that place that we were a few months ago, and there's been an air of sadness to the house.  I've not pushed myself to work out, and I missed my long run on Sunday trying to get more time with him.  Now I feel like a piggy sloth!  Top it off with dizziness and bathroom issues, and it appears I'm getting a little bug that's going around.  Let's hope I can fight it off quickly!

I'm wavering on marathon training.  I have a lot going on with my Spartans and PT certification and reopening the Etsy store, and I don't know that I really WANT to add in those extra hours for just running.  I'm thinking of cutting the marathon and doing more half marathons, faster.  Honestly, the biggest reason I'm having a hard time giving it up is because I don't want to appear "weak".  I know that I can do it all and come out even more of a hoss, but I don't know that it sounds super fun right now.  So my new goal will probably be a fall full of obstacle races and lots of half marathons.  I'll probably do 15-milers on the weekend, but no more.  I don't even know that I'll cut down on weekday miles, I just won't add on to them.  Instead of adding that time running, it will be for strength and/or yoga and Pilates classes.  I think I'll feel much more well-rounded!

That's all I've got right now, as I need to get my act together and get these kids to storytime.  Let's hope that I have it in me to give them an awesome day, and that hubby is home safely (he's driving as I type)!!!


  1. My husband and I had to make the tough decision to cut our 3rd Tough Mudder this fall- it was simply going to cost too much, and fall at a bad time given his schooling. Probably the hardest decision we've made race-wise, but at least we've already run 2 TMs and will still have our full marathon, and a couple smaller events.
    Cutting back always sucks. I want to run everything! But, I know my body, and my wallet, can't do it all. We have to remind ourselves sometimes that even if we don't do something this year, that's not our last chance.
    Do what will make you happy in the long run. Good luck!

  2. Hope you aren't coming down with anything! The best thing you can do is whatever is right for you and your family and your schedules. There will always be other races.

  3. You can become a Half Fanatic! :)