Okay, it seems that as soon as I committed to running the Lehigh Valley Marathon on September 8th, my life has… well fallen apart.
Maybe it is just me, but I was very sick the past two days. I had the worse sinus infection I’ve had in years. In fact, I don’t think I have missed a day of work since I have lost weight and stated running because of being sick. Now… 2 days.
I just had a great run on Tuesday and now the week is gone. Today I will run, but since we have a 5K race in the morning, I’ll have to take it easy (and since I haven’t been out of bed in 2 days).
But I am going to try my new magic weapon. Beat root juice. Yes it sounds disgusting, but it is loaded with nitrates and is supposed to increase endurance by up to 15%. Well, I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.
Short post today. Tomorrow I’ll be hangin’ with the dog and then running with TJ, RS and my friend Neill (@BigBigGeed) in the Shake and Bake 5K.
Hope you feel better soon! So much of life is how we perceive it, so take care of yourself because you will rock that marathon!!!
Thank you. It has been tough, but encouragement like that really helps!!!
There is absolutely nothing worse than a summertime cold or sinus infection. Hope you’re on the mend and good luck tomorrow!
Today I feel 90% better. Thanks. Hopefully I’ll be at 100% tomorrow. 🙂
Just a minor setback, you’ll do great. I’m anxious to hear how the juice works for you.
Thanks. Yeah, I just had my first bottle of beet juice today. Not a lot of fun drinking it, but if it works, I’ll do it before each race. The article (I don’t remember where I read it) said to drink 500 ml starting 3 days before a race and the final one 2.5 hours before the race. I couldn’t face drinking it yesterday with the way I was feeling, but I have it in for today and I’ll drink another in the morning before the race. Should be interesting. I’ll let you know.
I hope you feel 100% better tomorrow and can have a good run! I’ve also been sick the last few days, but hopefully I’ll be able to race cross country tomorrow if I feel okay.
I hope you feel better too. I think is rather be in my situation. 🙂
Training for the marathon is hard, it messes with your mind as well as your physical state. You are on track, this is just a blip. Beetroot juice is lovely, an acquired taste, not sure about it’s performance enhancing ability it’s hard to tell, but it’s healthy. Keep going you’re almost there!!
Thanks!!! I REALLY appreciate your comment. I did feel better today, but I also had 2 days off. The beet juice was different. Strange aftertaste. 🙂
Hope you are back to 100% soon.
I think I am. I had a good run tonight. I’ll see how the 5K goes tomorrow. Thank you!!!
Glad you’re feeling better-have fun at the 5k!
I am so glad you are feeling better! I haven’t tried beet juice, I will have to remember that! I do a green drink every day, I mix it with cranberry juice to ward off the grass taste, but I have noticed it has boosted my immunity. Good luck with your 5k, although you won’t need it, you are going to finish like a boss! 🙂
I like that. Finish like a boss. I’ll have to use that one! I didn’t PR, but won my age group so it was fun. Nice run. 22:08 isn’t bad. Thanks!
Exactly! Congratulations! Still a PR of sorts for the win and 22.08 rocks! 🙂