The last week and half has been awful, my son and I were both sick together, and recovering has been long! Looking in my calendar, I was supposed to have run 30 miles, but I was sick and didn't run at all. The Marathon is 3 weeks away and I'm starting to get nervous.
Normally on my resting days, I make it my plan to get up and complete by 10,000 steps, or more. So on average on my rest days, I end up with 11K to 12K steps. But since Friday March 25th, I have not even come close to 10K steps in one day. This virus not only had me coughing uncontrollably, but the fevers left me feeling weak, tired, lightheaded, dizzy and with little to no appetite. I thought that the dizzy and weak were more from the not eating than from being sick, but I've been eating solids since Wednesday, and still get dizzy from time to time. UGH!
On the bright side, I wore 3 of my long sleeve race shirts as PJs.... or as laying in bed all day because I'm sick shirts. I was too sick to do laundry!
I had hoped to have enough energy to run 6 miles on Sunday, but when I got back from my parent's, I was very tired and could barely stand for more than 5 minutes. So I figured another day to recover would be better for me, than forcing my body to move for 6 miles. I felt so defeated.
But today, counting down to the marathon, I've come to realize that getting organized with my foods, my training is the only way to kick all the training back into schedule. So no more sulking, no more being sick, just running and being awesome. I'm going to kick the rest of this virus off me!
Here is the tentative plan to get back to running, slowly at first, but then head on!
Monday April 4- 1 hour of zumba, 3 miles run
Thursday April 7- 5 easy miles
Friday April 8- 5 miles/ hill training
Saturday April 9- 1 hour of zumba, 30 minutes weight.
Sunday April 10- 23 miles- I hope that in this week I will be back full on schedule, and this 23 miles will be the last long run before the Marathon, but being me, I have to have a back up plan, And if 23 miles don't happen on April 10th, then April 15 will be my make up.