Sounds pretty great, huh? Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go as planned….
My training for this race was going quite well. I had reached a new level of my training; I was running 50-60 mile weeks. OK, truth – I didn’t actually break 60 miles, just came right up to it and kissed it – 57, 58, 59, and that was it. That was all I had those weeks. They were tough weeks – right at my limit (for now). But I wasn’t wrecked.
But then all of those sick people who insist on coughing and sneezing all over everyone finally got me. I got the flu – maybe this will teach me to remember to get a flu shot. Fever, cough, wheezing, the works. I had almost 2 full weeks of no running. As I’ve felt better, I’ve been running a few miles a day. This time off, combined with probably not running much while traveling before the race, means I won’t have trained for about a month. I’ll just have to trust in my fitness. I know I’ve lost some, but I’m hoping I have enough of a fitness cushion to still let this be a fun event.
This is not what I planned.
But no matter. Life doesn’t always go as planned. We change our plans and expectations. I’ll run, I’ll walk. No matter how slow I go, it will still be an amazing race. I’ll have views of the high Himalayas whatever speed I’m moving. Life is still beautiful.
I will be posting as I can. And I will be wearing one of my new Life-Cise shirts when I race.
See you when I get back.