Boston Marathon Training Update and Life Lately
January Mileage Week 1 : Zero
Boston Marathon training with #TeamStonyfield is
in full swing happening right now although it’s been a rather tumultuous month. I headed into January totally revved up to crush my goals and then promptly got sick two day after New Years Eve. The initial diagnosis after 5 days in bed was that I had a nasty virus. The minute clinic sent me on my way with a “wait-and-see” prescription for a sinus infection. Not being one to “break the rules,” I waited two more days before filling the prescription when things worsened and I was flat out and miserable. While not the flu, I hadn’t been this sick in a long time. While staying home sick and binge-watching the latest show would have been fun I was at home sleeping (and not running at all, nor binge-watching tv) trying to get healthy.
January Mileage Week 2: 43 miles (included some hiking)
At the end of the week Organic Runner Dad and I flew out to San Francisco for an Organic Trade Association Meeting. I was still feeling miserable and we were almost unsure if I would be able to fly. I had the worst headache of my life the night before we left and contemplated a trip to the ER and canceling my travel. Thankfully a night of rest alleviated the headache enough for me to travel and I was able to rest and relax on the trip cross country. Thankfully a few days into the trip the antibiotics finally kicked in and I was able to hit the ground running. Our trip allowed for a great amount of sightseeing and seeing friends and we were also able to pack in a lot of adventures too in San Francisco, Emeryville, Big Sure, and Yosemite. I’ll tell you more about our adventures soon) but for now here is my training for week two.
January Mileage Week 3: ????
We traveled back from California on a Red Eye and made it back to our house on MLK day. Although fatigued from the trip I had planned to keep the momentum of training going. However, very sad news came the following day. My Grandmother, my Gran had passed away ten days shy of her 88th birthday. This news filled me with great sadness. She was the grandmother that I knew the best. We spent time with her every summer while we were growing up at our summer lake house.
She was always present growing up and was a part of what made my family whole. Losing my Gran has unleashed all kinds of emotions that need to be experienced. With this news came the need to travel to be with my family. I was able to squeeze in a few runs before the kids and I left for Pennsylvania on Friday (racing the Blizzard). Since we are in Pennsylvania and the blizzard dumped 28 inches of snow on us I have been busy shoveling snow, building, snow forts, sledding, helping my mom and more and running has taken a backseat again. And its all ok. While I have goals for the Boston Marathon in April I have been reminded of the gift of the life that we have in front of us and how we must live in the moments before us. Now is a time to put my family first. The miles can wait.
Right now I am where I need to be. I am with my family where we are sharing the stories and memories of Gran.
So that’s where I am at the moment . . . I’ll be sharing more soon!