I have been blog slacking again this week; I really need to catch up on posts. I’ve been skimming, but not commenting, shame on me. Work has been busy again this week and this is my peek week for marathon training. I have actually scheduled pee breaks on my work calendar; otherwise I will just sit there at my desk until I almost wet myself. That wouldn’t be good.
Before I forget and in case I don’t comment on your blogs before you leave, I just wanted to wish my friends’ Jill, Meg, and Katie A. GOOD LUCK in Boston on Monday!
Meg-Glad your 6 miler went well yesterday and that you are feeling refreshed!
Jill-Have faith in yourself, it’s all going to come together for you on race day! Smile and have fun girl!
Katie A. - Hang in there with work, I KNOW what you are going through with the busy work schedule AND trying to fit in workouts. You’re almost there! (Don’t forget to schedule pee breaks).
Slomo-can you send a slice of happiness to us all?
Just a little about training:
Last week was rest week, so no long run. I did a Brick on Saturday, which is a run off the bike. It went really well, but I couldn’t figure out why I was getting so many stares on my run. I finally figured out that I had forgotten to take my bike helmet off. Duh. I’m sure my Coach was mortified when I told her and she probably had no idea that she was working with such a “special” athlete.
Sunday I did a trail run at 8,000 ft in altitude. It was hard. Happy Trails, how do you guys manage to pull of 17 milers at that kind of altitude??? You all rock!
So this week is peek week in training and I have some pretty hefty workouts on my schedule leading right into my last 20 miler on Sunday. I can’t wait until next Monday!
I’d like to share a poem that my coach included in my workout schedule this week, although, I’m sure she probably wanted to take it off after the whole helmet debacle. It’s really inspiring to me and I hope it will inspire you as well!
Winners Are People Like You
Winners take chances.
Like everyone else,
they fear failing,
but they refuse
to let fear control them.
Winners don't give up.
When life gets rough, they hang in
until the going gets better.
Winners are flexible.
They realize there is more than one way
and are willing to try others.
Winners know they are not perfect.
They respect their weaknesses
while making the most of their strengths.
Winners fall, but they don't stay down.
They stubbornly refuse to let a fall
keep them from climbing.
Winners don't blame
fate for their failures
nor luck for their successes.
Winners accept responsibility
for their lives.
Winners are positive thinkers
who see good in all things.
From the ordinary, they make
Winners believe in the path they
even when it's hard,
even when others can't see
where they are going.
Winners are patient.
They know a goal is only as worthy
as the effort that's required
to achieve it.
Winners are people like you.
Hope everyone is having a great week!