What a week! Between all the rainy days and feeling under the weather, it has been a gloomy couple of days. Last week I was at the doctors and then this week (while on antibiotics) I started to feel sick again. I wish I could've gotten in some more runs this week, but my body wasn't cooperating. Let's rewind!
Tuesday: 3.1 speed workout (my first attempt at Yasso 800s and it felt great to push myself)
Saturday: Rest (do you see a pattern here...LOL)
Sunday: 20 miles...BAM!
I know you're probably thinking "Why the heck did you run 20 miles when you were sick?" Hell..I thought the same thing. But I just didn't have a choice. My marathon is less than three weeks away and I NEEDED to get this run in. I wanted to know that my first 20 mile run a few weeks back wasn't just a fluke, I wanted to know that my body could handle the distance again, and I also needed to push through it because what if I'm sick the night before the race. See...I needed this run.
And I did it. Was it pretty? No. Nothing about it was good from over sleeping, taking my sweet dear time during my water/fuel breaks, and finishing in the heat and blazing sun. But finishing the run was good. Knowing that I had it in me was great.
So what now? Well I am going to spend the next few weeks loading up on vitamins and really taking care of my body. I will NOT get sick again. I simply refuse.
What do you do to keep the germs away, especially when a big race is approaching?