As the runners are all laced up and waiting for the gun to go off, I am at home recovering! Aarrrrghhh!
After my 18 mile run about 5 weeks ago, I came down with a bad case of the flu. Instead of resting, I pressed on with the training (tough guy!). It got worse, and I ended up with bronchitis/asthma! Missed the 21 miler and all the running since then. With medications and two types of inhalers, I could do TWO MILES! Been resting and trying to get my lungs back to capacity.
It was extremely frustrating to fall ill at this late stage of the training. Very depressing and I couldn’t write about till now. C’est la vie!
My friends remind me: There will be other marathons! If I can start running this week, and it looks likely that I can, then I plan on running Boston’s Run to Remember at the end of May. I think deep down, my marathon training is ‘saved in draft form.’
And for the Fall, I have signed up for the New York City Marathon (Nov 2) lottery. Did not get in the last two years, so perhaps this third try is a charm! As a backup I am signing up for the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, DC (Oct 26).
Still too depressing to actually go to the course! I will imagine its in a different city and just track my friends on the computer!