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Bump in the Road

Do you ever have those times when things seem to be going along smoothly.  You have been on track with your training and you are excited for your next long run? Then something inevitably happens and you are instantly derailed?

I have been training for my half marathon in June and things were going well.  I felt good about my training and was super excited for the 9 mile group run that was happening last Sunday.  This is how Sunday was supposed to go:

8:00 am 9 mile group run with my NODM teammates. 

Shower and relax

4:00  Big Climb VIP party for those who raised over $2500

What really happened:

6:00 am get up and email my teammates that I am sick and can’t meet for the run

Stay in bed all day

Don’t you hate it when that happens?!  Argh!  I rarely get sick and to get sick when fun plans are on the menu really sucks!  So, I have been in bed the past few days and am just now starting to feel much better.  I really want to get that 9 miler in, but I know I should wait at least 1 more day just to give my body a little extra healing time.  The last thing I want to do is run and then end up in bed again:/

When I miss a long run like that I kind of start to freak out.  I feel like I am way behind and it totally stresses me out.  But, I have to try to calm myself down and realize it’s not the end of the world.  Yes, I would like to run the NODM faster than last year, and I want to feel better than I did last year.  In actuality, missing one run won’t ruin everything that I have built up until now.  It won’t make or break me.  I will catch back up to what the plan says.  I will still have an amazing race if only because I am racing with amazing women.  So, chilling out is the only way to go.

Tomorrow I will plan to lace up my running shoes and head out for my 9 miler.  I may feel sluggish, who knows.  But I will get it done, and I can check that off my to-do list and feel back on track:)

How do you feel when you miss a training run?  Stressed or chill?

Have a great day and happy running!


  1. Sorry you had a little bump in the road – hope you are feeling better!

  2. Blah! Sorry you’re sick. It’s such a crazy time of year, it’s hard to miss workouts and plans for sure. No sense in stressing about it though. Feel better!

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