There is nothing worse than being SICK the week of a race you have planned and trained for. For me the race is Sunday the Mountain Goat 10 miler. So of course Monday I was met with the MOST amazing sinus infection I’ve had in years. Perfect timing. Blah. I’ve been fighting it.
I bought the good doctor drugs, you know the kind you have to show ID for, and have been hitting the tea and liquids hard.
Sadly today is Thursday and my ears are still ringing. My face still feels like a balloon about to pop and even worse my oldest is home sick from school today too. There will be NO rest for me today. I’m determined to run on Sunday. I need to run on Sunday. I’ve got something to prove to this race and I can’t let another 12 months go by before I do it.
The last time I ran this race was in 2011. Just for a little extra push I decided to look up my time from that race.
Distance: 10 miles Time 2:11:35
Hopefully the good news for me is I ran 10.5 miles on Sunday in 1:51 minutes so I’m pretty sure I can PR this race. Plus Sunday I was running alone. I’m one of those runners where I like the excitement of the race to push harder than I normally would.
I think secretly I’m setting my brain up to kick this cold to the curb. Looking at that time next to my name just made me want this race even more.
It also gave me a little perk of energy to tackle the 500 projects I need to get done. But first some snacks were in order. I received a nature box with my affiliation with PopSugar and I must say these are delicious.
Don’t mind the stacks of paperwork taking over my desk it’s invoice day!
I also played around with my new vegetable noodle maker! I can’t wait to see how these taste.
And of course the extra energy made me want to try a quick non-running workout so I grabbed the weights and played around with some ideas for my classes. The leg lifts with weight were especially fun:
To try this move, keep your shoulders on the ground and lift and lower your legs. Don’t fall into the back but make the abs do the work to lift and lower the legs. Remember to breathe. Enjoy!
Other than that it’s ALMOST game time!
My last push till SUNDAY and I can’t wait… cold or no cold to kick the Mountain Goat’s BUTT!
Question of the day: What is your best home remedy to kick a cold?