Well of course I would get sick less than a week out from my Disney marathon and half marathon.
Andy thinks I am half crazy taking all these natural oils and supplements. He says I smell like a stoner.
On New Years Eve I sneezed so much I thought I was possibly allergic to myself.
On New Years day due to being AWAKE all stinking night I threw in the towel and hopped out of bed at 7:30am. I packed my bag and headed to the gym while everyone was sleeping.
Just as I was leaving Andy woke, he wanted to go. We decided to drive separately because I planned on being there longer. Hanging in the sauna and the Jacuzzi sounded better then watching hours of football.
I should have known I wasn't doing well. I was doing a conservative progressive 5 mile run. I started out sub 9 and wanted to finish sub 8. I was sweating like a stuck pig at 3 miles. Andy actually showed up and jumped on the TM next to me. He picked up my magazine to see my pace. I could tell he thought I was going faster than I was. After he left, I picked up my pace a little more. I had a mile and a half to go and my tank was EMPTY.
I so badly wanted to call this run in and use the EXCUSE "I'm tapering" however, it was a puny 5 miler and it was kicking my butt!
With a mile left, I started getting REALLY dizzy and disoriented. I discreetly slapped myself. I started tapping my fingers together and counting. Half a mile left. My head was foggy but I told myself to calm down and FOCUS. That last half mile was horrible. I thought I was going to end up on my face flying backwards. I couldn't wait to hit the STOP button.
I finished with my Goal. It sucked. But that 5 miler didn't take me out!
I did weights, abs, stretching and rolling before heading back to the Locker room.
I wasn't finished in the locker room. I did over 17 minutes in the cold plunge and then did the Jacuzzi and the sauna. I felt like a princess. My legs felt like brand new. My body didn't! I knew I was sick.
It has been down hill from there. Thankful I am tapering.
|The GYM was dead on New Years day..New years Resolutionist couldn't even make it!|