Marathon Training Day #93: Leavin’ on a jet plane

You've seen this photo before. I am not sorry.

You’ve seen this photo before. I am not sorry. These are the reason for the leavin’.

Well, technically we leave tomorrow. But it feels appropriate.

I had planned to attempt the 6k that’s run #1 on this week’s to-do list. I had the day off work, why not? But then, it became 11am and I left the house and did the following:

  • Went to the mall to find a new New Orleans guide book. (Frommers’ Day by Day are my favourites.)
  • Felt insanely weak and tired and sat in the bookstore waaaay longer than a normal person should.
  • Failed to find said guidebook because Google sucks. (No more Frommers’ Day by Day EVER. I am crushed. I may never travel again.)
  • Realized I had three hours until I was to meet Jill to head to the airport and meet our mom.
  • Impromptu haircut time. (I haven’t had my hair cut in over a year. The poor stylist. Verdict: waaaaaaaaay too short.)
  • Felt insanely weak and sat on a bench for an hour.
  • Biked to Jill’s work.
  • Met Jill.
  • Biked to Jill’s home.
  • Went to the airport.
  • Picked up mom.
  • Hung with mom.
  • Went home to pack.
  • Packed.

Now it’s late and I am tired.

I think not running today was the right move. Today was busy and I was more tired than I expected to be.

Our jet plane leaves at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, so I have time to try that 6k tomorrow morning. Because all I have to do tomorrow is run, get to the jet plane and get on it. That’s it.

What I learned this week: being sick sucks. I just want to feel normal again. I want to not feel like collapsing in a ditch because I biked 3k.

Soon. It will happen soon. Illness is a lesson is patience.



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