Okay, seriously, how is it possible that it’s October already? Where did September go?! I guess it doesn’t really matter–it’s gone, and it’s not coming back.
This past week I spent a lot of time thinking about the Marine Corps Marathon (I know, still!). Everyone’s comments on my post about it seemed to make so much sense, and with every one I read, I’d think, “Yeah, she’s right, I should/shouldn’t do it!” Either fortunately or unfortunately, though, today I was struck down by a case of emilie-stomach and I ended up having to forego any running as a result. I wish I had some idea about where this nausea comes from, since I feel like that might help me to figure out what to do about it. Needless to say, I was unable to run 18 miles. I didn’t even feel up to the 10 miles I had on my calendar as an alternative to the 18-miler (and also as training for the Philadelphia half-marathon if I decided to drop the MCM). So I guess the decision is made: I will not be running the Marine Corps Marathon this year, and that’s that. At this point I just think it would be unreasonable and irresponsible of me to continue acting as though it were a possibility. And I feel fine about this decision. My only regret is that I didn’t make my mind up soon enough to transfer my bib to someone who really wants to do the race.
At any rate, before I ended up feeling miserable today, I had a pretty good week of running and thought I’d be on target to hit my mileage goal, in spite of having stomach problems on Friday afternoon. Let’s have a look.
Tuesday: 3 miles
Thursday: 3 miles, 60 minutes yoga
Saturday: 7.5 miles
For a while there, I wasn’t having too much gastrointestinal trouble, but it looks as though those issues are back. Hopefully this week they’ll go on hiatus or something, and leave me alone so that I can get in some quality running time. I can now pretty much commit myself to half-marathon training, which I’m excited about because I’ve designed my own training plan (which I’ll share some time this week). Also, now that it’s October I’ve started my next 30-day challenge, and I’ll be telling you more about that soon as well. With luck, this month will be a good one–cooler temperatures and less humidity always seem to make for better running, right?
Do you have any plans or goals for the week and/or month ahead?