Agh! Sorry folks I just got back to Chicago this week and am trying to get readjusted to life. Let’s see I only did 29 miles last week and 30 miles the week before. I was visiting family in San Antonio and feeling really burnt out from running. I am very proud of my 15 and 17 mile runs but the others were just mediocre.
I ran 150 miles in August! By far the most miles I have ever run in a month.
Let’s see…I really enjoyed the Powerbar Energy Chews Cola.
Sorry for the blurry picture but I thought you guys would get a kick out of seeing Teresa Giudice in the background. The Real Housewives franchise should be my marathon sponsor at this point.
Another thing that was blurry yesterday was my vision. I wanted to start off the week with an easy 6 mile run. I felt fine the entire time but when I stepped off the treadmill my vision got super blurry and it lasted for about 10 minutes. I was pretty freaked out and started praying and it eventually went away. I got online and it said blurry vision while exercising can occur when you are experiencing bad allergies. I have definitely had allergy issues the last few weeks. A few days after I got to Texas I kept sneezing and experience a stuffed up nose. I never felt sick, thank God just allergies. They have lingered into this week and I suppose that is what happened to me. I had eaten before my run and I was plenty hydrated. It was not a fun thing to go thru and I’m a little trepidatious about my next run but I will not live in fear!
Jeff said he has experienced this before and agreed that it is not a fun feeling. He thinks by body must have been overheating as well and I just did’t realize it. He also read an article recently about overtraining and thinks we both have been lately. I don’t feel like I have. Basically the article said that you are supposed to be increasing your long run every other week. I increase mine every week. There are so many trains of thought that it’s hard to know which is right for you.
Agh! It’s been kinda a tough few weeks of running. I’m a little discouraged. Yesterday I was very discouraged but I am going to keep going.
Whenever I am in despair I find myself leaning on my faith and I recently came across a few Bible verses that have to do with running. Well at least I apply them to running. Here is one I really like and want to be able to say after the marathon.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Also my husband and I bought tickets to the Fleet Feet event Breaking Through the Wall. We are so excited. The panel is amazing and I think I’ll be in the mood for a good pep talk. I wish it was tomorrow! Oh and it’s only $5.
I feel like all the running blogs I follow are of people who have done many marathons and are really, really amazingly fast runners.
Anyone else out there doing Chicago for the first time? Are you guys going through any problems?
Please tell me I’m not the only one!