These past few weeks have been so tiring and yet rewarding at the same time. We were averaging 15 hour days (talk about raking in the overtime!!) I was constantly having to push myself more and more. Stress levels were through the roof (As evidenced by my stupid pimple-ridden chin...I'm an adult for goodness-sakes!! Where is this acne coming from!!??!??). I am so glad that I went, even though it completely wiped me out. I was really able to help so many people and re-pay the kindness and hard work that so many provided in our area after Hurricane Katrina. But, with all this came a big sacrifice...my running. I haven't run now in over two weeks - there was just no time while I was in Houston. If we weren't working, we were sleeping. Period. No free time for anything.
So, that brings me to my next delima. Do I still try and run (walk...) the full marathon in San Antonio? I'm really struggling with myself right now. I have about 5 weeks left to train. I've managed one 16 miler without too much problem. I can still squeeze in two 18 milers and one 20 miler as my training program schedules, but will I be able to do it since I've been off for the last few weeks? I can always run the half on that weekend instead of the full, but my heart was really set on running my first FULL marathon. I need some advice here guys. I may just plan to run/walk this one and then keep up the training for the Mardi Gras full marathon in February. And then I can shoot for a better time on that one than San Antonio. And I guess it all comes down to how my body holds up. These last two weeks my body has just been exhausted. I came home this week on Thursday and have done nothing but sleep. It's all finally catching up with me. And I have to turn around and head out to Washington D.C. again all next week. Maybe I can run on the mall which is one of the most awesomest, coolest, inspiring runs EVER.
Ok - enough whining for now. I'm going out tonight for my first run in weeks. Wish me luck!
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