My family life was crazy in between! My oldest daughter was in a professional production of the ballet Swan Lake. This meant being at the theater for 2 nights of rehearsals and 2 evening shows. The first rehearsal was on Tuesday night just as my legs were starting to recover. It meant late nights hanging out with middle school kids in a theater basement. At least I did not need to put in long miles. I was grateful to have the time to focus on her! The downside was it took a toll on my health. By the final show on Saturday night I knew a sinus infection was coming on with respiratory distress soon to follow. After much hacking all week long I started to feel better yesterday. Or at least that is what I was telling myself. 95% was better than 60% and I was running this race.
This past Sunday was also Mother's Day. I had decided that I really needed a better running watch if I was going to manage my running that way I wanted to and what do you know...my family came through with a hug for my wrist! I took my Garmin out running that very morning!
|Loving my new Garmin & my Running Skirt!|
So what will I do differently this October when I do the Amica marathon in Newport, RI and then the Marine Corps Marathon in DC two weeks later? I will make sure my commitments in between are kept to a minimum. I will stay on top of my sleep schedule. I will eat less pizza on the way to the theater (ie. eat healthier, because I am not rushing off to do something). In other words I will manage my two weeks better, because it is that important!
As always I am open to your thoughts and suggestions. This is something I am learning through doing and reading!