I’ve learned a hugh-jass lesson this month… I am in control of nothing. My perfectly-planned 8 week training plan is out the window at this point, and I’m at the mercy of the running Gods.
My illness of unnamed origin turned out to be a virus (not a simple cold) and, despite early medical intevention, turned into a case of bronchitis and early stages of pneumonia. I found that out last Friday mainly because I thought I was suffocating and decided to go to Urgent Care for some help. Mess. Absolute mess.
After a round of steroids, I am starting to feel better and am pretty sure I will be able to finish my marathon in a week and a half. My time goal is basically nonexistent, though. I am considering not even wearing a watch. I need some help revising my goals so I can stay positive during the race. Stay tuned (I’m up for suggestions).
But… first up is the Troy Turkey Trot on Thursday. Last year I finished 4th with a time of 18:12, and although I usually place in the top three I’m not really sure what will happen this year. Two things I do know: it will be cold (as usual) and crowded (for sure) but this is the first year in awhile that I have no idea what time I am capable of.
Ever run a marathon without a watch? Got a guess for what time I’ll run at the Turkey Trot? What are you up to for Turkey Day this year?