(3things) wellness fairies, MCM is on and the NYCM medal
I ran out of luck with the wellness fairy this week. I've been teetering on the edge of getting sick for awhile, but I've been really good about taking preventative measures. I'm telling you daily vitamins, they're my secret weapon- and my rest day after traveling. Not this time, though. Usually going to the gym to try to sweat it out works like a charm, but I had no such luck on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure the 20miler was the breaking point. My body wasn't having it anymore. . .and guys, being sick sucks. I can't decided if I want to try to sweat it out again at the gym tonight or just rest. Even though it's taper time, 14 miles are on the schedule for this weekend.
The New York City Marathon is safe from the government shutdown, but earlier this week, it looked like the Marine Corps Marathon might not be so lucky. Even though last year it was a natural disaster, not knowing if the race that you spent the last 6 months of your life training for will go on? Yea. I completely empathized with those tapering marathoners. It's a really terrible feeling and I don't wish it on anyone. To be honest, I think I'm still suffering effects from it and probably won't allow myself to fully get excited until I'm literally toeing the start line. But I digress. I'm so glad the government temper tantrum is nearing an end and we were able to accomplished so much . . . wait. No. That's not right.