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Week 8 of Marathon Training

Sunday, October 07, 2012

This week was a bust. After the Tower of Terror Race, I think from walking around for 4 hours soaked from sweat, and then not getting enough sleep, I caught a nasty cold. I usually catch it early by eating a clove of garlic when I first feel symptoms, but on Monday, the symptoms were so slight I didn't pay attention. I did my upper body and core workout on Monday and that's the last time I worked out. By Tuesday, I was sick in bed. And on Wednesday, traveled to SC to visit my Grandmother and felt miserable the entire time there (including my ears being plugged the entire day). I had planned to hook up with a running group while there, but nothing like that happened. I'm still not 100% but it seems the cold is out of my chest now, and I am feeling better.

So today I got out there and ran 8 Miles and felt awesome! I went easy and enjoyed it! In the words of the group "Chumbwumba", "I get knocked down, but I get up again!"

Pic of me, Mom and Grandma (Mom is 71 and Grandma on my Dad's side is 90). Hope I get their genes!
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    That's a beautiful family picture
    1952 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    That's an awesome moment with your family, thanx for sharing ! It seems the rest did a body good and you did great! Back in the highlife again! Good going! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1958 days ago
  • ANDREA0301
    You did the right thing by resting your body when it needed it. Keep up the great work and keep that focus that you so succinctly have!

    1958 days ago
    Whew! Sis, I am glad you are feeling better. Thansk for sharing the tip about the clove of garlic. Now that you've had an involuntary recovery window, I am sure your legs are itching for a run. I love that song... glad you are up again, a cold is "never gonna keep you down."
    1959 days ago
    You really got hit by a double whammy - first all the bad aspects of the Tower of Terror and then a cold that kept you from working out all the next week. Bummer. But I have know doubt you will be back on your game and back at training very soon! I also appreciate that you blog about the bad times as well as the good!!
    1959 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    I love the picture...great looking ladies all around! I hope you feel better soon!
    1959 days ago
  • HOAGIE22
    Git Er Dun!!!!
    1959 days ago

    Nothing keeps you down for long Tia! And I live by that song too! emoticon
    1959 days ago
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