3 Week until Grandma’s Marathon

Time is moving much faster than I am comfortable with….Somehow its less than a month until Grandma’s Marathon. And I’m signed up for the Minneapolis Half Marathon for Sunday morning…and just checked the race info and discovered it starts at 6:30 in the morning, uff da! I guess it won’t be a late Saturday night for me!

A few posts ago I shared my new “plan” for training. I missed the first week’s 6 mile run due to a scheduling conflict, this weekend instead of running 8 I switched it up a little. A friend was in town for Memorial Weekend and wanted to check out the new yoga studio in town (Karmady) we decided to get a 4 mile run in before attending the Hot Power Yoga class. It was a great workout combination, and one that I need to incorporate more often! Later in the afternoon my mom pushed my brother in his wheel chair and we walked 5 miles. So technically I got 9 miles in…but they weren’t together and the 5 miles weren’t speedy.

On Sunday morning I woke up with a sore throat. I initially blamed the fact that I was out visiting with friends past midnight two nights in a row. However I sniffled through the Great Gatsby (which I liked) and proceeded to feel more under the weather each hour. By Sunday night I accepted I was sick, and Monday wasn’t much better. I taught my yoga sculpt class at 10 am and hit a record class attendance of 20! It was awesome! I was so deliriously happy that I didn’t notice how crummy I felt. I rode the workout high by going to work and getting some stuff done (even if I didn’t have to be at work). Now I’m slowly slogging through what I can. I went to bed at 8 pm last night, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I made a repeat performance again tonight.

With my lack of running and my cold I’m super nervous for the 13.1 (and hopefully 5 or so more miles afterwards). But hopefully being nervous and learning to overcome it will help me when it comes time to tackle Grandma’s Marathon?

 

7 Comments

    1. My friend just turned 32 and is a night owl, she rarely goes to sleep before midnight, I on the other hand love going to bed early! 8 is a little extreme for me, but in bed at 9:30 asleep between 10 and 10:30 is perfect!

    1. Yes! I’m taking the shuttle over and planning to run with the 3 hour pace group, which I’m sure is quite slower than your goal, but hopefully we can meet up before the race or at the post-race celebration?

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