"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

Sunday, January 3, 2016


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!
AND THE WINNER IS JOAN! Joan came closest to guessing my miles for 2015. Her guess was 2200 and my total miles were 2222.3. I have a great care package filled with running goodies and some of my favorites!


  1. WOW! You ran an amazing amount of miles! Hope you are feeling better and you have a wonderful 2016! Carri~A Running bee

  2. Yay! Haha. Feel better. I'll be praying for you

  3. Vitamin C, Vitamin D, take it easy a little. Disney is supposed to be fun, not another BQ.... :)

  4. You look amazing in that photo. Totally inspiring. Also the miles? Ridiculously awesome. Happy New Year!