discouraged

What an icky Saturday! As usual, I had a long training run this morning, but since we are tapering leading up to the marathon on Nov. 7th, it was fairly short. If you can call 11 miles short. I felt awful. Sick stomach, racing heartbeat, heavy legs. Ugh. It is probably my own fault. I went out to dinner with some lovely Eugene friends who were in town last night (hi, Eric & Chandra!) and probably ate too rich of food and got too little sleep. This has also been an insanely busy week, which doesn’t help. Plus, my travel friend (hi, Becca!) and I were running late to practice this morning. It all combined to equal a pretty sucky run. It is so discouraging because I assumed I would have fun with the shorter distance. At least the weather was really nice. And we ran over the 59th Street Bridge (seen above) and through Harlem, which are both new running locales for me. I guess in the end, I survived, but I sure hope I feel a million times better on marathon day!

I had grand plans of catching up on all sorts of important work today. The list feels a mile long, but I haven’t tackled one thing. I zonked out and took a nap after the run. Now, I feel totally brain dead and ready to turn into a tv zombie. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day!

7 Replies to “discouraged”

  1. Hang in there Rachel. You have worked so hard, but everyone is bound to have a bad day (or run) once in a while. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Tomorrow is another day!

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