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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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LIABOOTY 10/14/2012 7:03AM

    That's a beautiful family picture

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SUNSET09 10/7/2012 11:51PM

  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

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ANDREA0301 10/7/2012 5:50PM

    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!


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RESTORED_ME 10/7/2012 1:56PM

    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."

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SONDRAJ20 10/7/2012 12:46PM

    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!!

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SPARKLE1908 10/7/2012 12:25PM

    I love the picture...great looking ladies all around! I hope you feel better soon!

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HOAGIE22 10/7/2012 11:23AM

  Git Er Dun!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 10/7/2012 11:16AM


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

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