"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Burn OUT

This is the part of my training that I feel like I am burning out.
  • The part where you wake up thinking about when you are going to run
  • How you are going to run.
  • How far you are going to run.
  • If you ate enough to run properly.
This is the part of marathon training for me that has almost consumed me physically, mentally and emotionally.

There is not a day that I am not sore. Everything hurts so bad.
I am exhausted yet I cannot sleep.
My family is even tired of my running.
No one really wants to hear about my running or training. As impactful as it is to me if you have never ran 26.2 miles then it is just not as real to anyone but me.
It's being conscious of your diet, you running, you miles, the weather and your schedule.

2 more Long RUNS and the taper will begin. 8 more days!!
Tomorrow is my long run. 22 miles. 

Distance: 7 miles
Time 57min

Thankful for a phone conversation I had this morning.
I am Thankful for "Michelle". She came to my work and brought me a book, "Undaunted". I started reading it today and it is so good!
I am thankful for my 7 miler to be done. I wanted to crawl back in bed today. Instead I found myself cleaning toilets and mopping floors. The bed sounded better!
I am thankful for my company today. Mama, Mom and Aunt Lo came over to visit me. I had a 15 minute notice to get dressed and paint the barn a little bit!

Always give thanks. An attitude of gratitude will change a bad attitude. 


  1. You are going to do great. I am sort of at that point too, but another couple weeks behind you. It is hard, but I know you have this!

    1. Thanks Melissa, I feel like the weather has me behind the game and whining ALOT!

  2. I start my tapering Saturday night after my 22-miler. How did it get here so fast? I feel nowhere near ready for my spring races.
    You'll do great!!! Two big runs and you can enjoy the tapering!

    1. Michelle, I think Next year I am going to try this Martian thing! I read your posts and see your pics and it looks so cool. I am soo JEALOUS!!
      The weather has me extra insecure, I feel unprepared. No SUN, lots of SNOW, WIND and crap for weather really can not belp training?!

    2. The Martian is terrible!!! Do Toledo, it's flat and tons nicer :)

      Yes the weather has been so detrimental to training. Remember when it was 80 last March? I miss that :(