I would have loved to have more work in last week(training wise), but I also had to take the time to take care of myself. Sometimes I think we focus so much on training and numbers that we forget that health and happiness still have to be a priority. Stress of life eliminated my appetite and found myself struggling with energy from not enough food. If you know me, you know I LOVE food so this is not something that happens to me often. Thankfully my appetite is coming back (slowly) and should be back to normal just in time to carb-load for Boston next week. I'll just consider this whole appetite issue an extended carb-depleting phase?
Life is complicated (I'm sure you knew that), and last week it got really messy for me. While in the long run it will be a good thing, and believe that better days are ahead- it doesn't make it any easier. I will talk about this a little more soon, I'm not trying to 'vague update' but right now just isn't the right time to go into it.
Last week wasn't all bad, it definitely had some positive things going on. Mainly I'm just really grateful for the amazing friends and family I have, and even some unexpected support from outsiders. Certainly know how to make a girl feel loved.
As for this week, technically it's my first week of 'taper' but it won't be much different from the last few. I have some workouts I would like to do and some medium long runs but nothing over the top. 2 weeks from today I will be running my first Boston Marathon, so basically I'll be spending the next 12 days trying to contain my excitement until I leave for Massachusetts.
I also don't think I'll be taking my jacket off for a long time. My friends Tom & Deb gave this to me yesterday, pretty much one of the best presents ever. Can't wait to spend a weekend in Boston with them and the rest of our friends (and a million other people). Until then I am just going to focus on the positives and keep my head up :)
Tell me something good...anything at all... what's been a highlight for you lately?