I decided to celebrate running again (it had been three whole days since my last run!!) with a blurry picture. I am still not feeling super great (better at least:) but a run was just what the doctor ordered. I just feel so lucky that this little bug hit me last Friday and not this next weekend! I lucked out because I am positive I will be fine by this weekend.
This run was the first time my head cleared up since Friday, maybe I was sick all weekend because I wasn’t running? Or maybe the taper just drives us all a little bit crazy. That sounds more likely. Tell me the taper drives you a bit crazy too.
6 miles @ 8:12 average pace. Lots of nerves thrown in there because the 6 miles felt pretty darn tough and supposedly I am going to be doing 26.2 miles in just a week. This happens every time to me during the taper so I am just not going to give it anymore thought.
The best part about the run was my new artistic workout tank that I scored with a gift card. You have to admit, there isn’t much better than new/comfortable running clothes.
Brooke is convinced that I should just be ellipticising the week before the race like I did for my first marathon. Rewind to my first marathon (the SLC marathon)—> I thought to take the taper one step farther and just did the elliptical all week leading up to the race instead of running. It definitely worked, I was really craving a good run on race day after doing the elliptical all week.
My sister told me yesterday that I needed to go get wheat grass asap. She always takes a 2 ounce shot when she is sick to help her get better fast. I haven’t had wheat grass in a few years but it actually didn’t taste as bad as I remembered it to taste. I must be losing my taste buds as I age.
A pink smoothie for my main squeeze.
Super cold foods are always the best.
And my cute friend Lindsey just brought over a Vitamin C survival kit. It is quite impressive how quickly I downed this package of mango. Second to new workout clothes, ready to eat fruit/veggies without having to do any of the peeling etc is pretty much the best.
You can check out what I make sure to pack for destination races HERE!
Ever drank wheat grass before? Thoughts? What are some random things you have tried to help you get over a bug quickly?
What was your first race? First 1/2 marathon? First marathon?
Do you ever use the elliptical? Have you in the past much?
What was your run today? Did it feel tough or easy or somewhere in between?