OMG-Look at that widget over to the right! It does NOT say that I only have 53 days until my marathon!
My last two long runs have been less then stellar. Actually, the term “less then stellar” is probably too good of a description for them. I’m going to be a lady (hey! I see you laughing out there) and not tell you what I really think of them. Now, I know that I am not the best runner or even a super fast runner. In fact my running is probably the equivalent to being the dumbest kid in the Advanced Physics class. It’s commendable that I am trying, but I’m just not quite getting it.
So, I had a talk with my Coach about my general lack of energy and my inability to hold my race pace for even two miles at a time. She gently reminded me that running a marathon is extremely stressing on the body. Then add to that the drastic dietary change that I have made recently by becoming an overnight vegetarian, mid-training, and it is probably fair to say that my body may be a little whacked out right now. She was very encouraging and supportive about my quest, but we talked about perhaps adding a certain amount of meat back in so that my body gets the iron that it needs. I could then work with a certified nutritionist after the marathon in order to make sure I am getting everything that I need in my diet, so that I can train right for the next marathon and still be a vegetarian. So, I feel horrible, but I think that I will be adding free range chicken (no factory farming!!) and some fish back into my meals. I feel guilty about this decision, but it probably wasn’t the smartest move on my part, changing my diet like that without knowing what I was doing. I am dropping weight like crazy and I just don’t have the sort of energy that I used to on my long runs. Someone please tell me that I’m doing the right thing!!
In other news, my foot feels better, which is a good thing since I can’t get in to see the doctor until October 6th. Geez…does EVERYONE have feet problems these days?
Random Observation about personal relationships and friendship: Some people are extremely needy and have to have constant re-assurance from people in order to maintain their own self confidence and self worth. These types of friendships can be incredibly draining, especially when the "drainee" nags, nags, nags to the point of it being unattractive. Is it best to hang onto these friendships because it is too painful to drop them or are you the one who will just suffer in the end...