“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.”
– Mike Gafka –
This pretty much sums up my week. If you read my last post you know I came down with the flu late last week. I hate being sick and I’m still fighting this sucker! The Disney Princess Half is in less than a month, so of course the only thing I’ve been concerned about it is when can I get back to my training schedule?! This has been a little unexpected bump in the road. I can’t complain or whine about it (well, I could but that certainly won’t help anything) so, onto Plan B.
Today marks the beginning of what should be Week 4 in my training plan. This has now been scrapped and will need to be readjusted. Being home with your thoughts (and slight delirium!) gives you time to think and put things in perspective. Of course, this time off has not been without some level of Google/Web MD panic about working out while sick and how much time off I can actually sustain. BUT, what I’ve realized is this event coming up is at the happiest place on earth and I plan on having FUN with it. I know I need to be prepared, but I also have 5 half marathons under my belt and know I can do the distance. I AM A RUNNER. I got this. 🙂
Here are my thoughts on Plan B: With only a few days left in the month, January is pretty much a wash so I will begin anew on February 1. I’ll start slowly with walking and light lifting and see how I feel. I’ll aim for a long run (7-8 miles) on Sunday with a major run/walk component. Of course, all this depends on me actually improving in the breathing/stuffy head department but mind over matter at this stage. My new plan is now a 21 day training plan with a lot of run/walk intervals, yoga, and building up on the strength training. The good news is my eating habits have still been pretty good with lots of green tea/juices/water and fruit and veggies.
Was I ready for this sick challenge? Nope. But, here it is and here I am – accepting. See ya soon Mickey!!!!