Training is going OK. I would have liked it better had I not gotten the flue last week and missed 7 straight days of training. But, what can a person do. I'm grateful I have come this far and am pleased with my progress.
I have a great coach who you can visit at http://www.jenharrison.com/. She is always there for me... sniff sniff... when I need her. Last week she calmed my nerves a bit when I got sick and did not know what to do about missing a 4.5 hour workout. All coming just before vacation. A vacation which would not afford me a bike for 8 more days. Can you say "recumbent bike"... I can.. it's all I had but at least I had THAT!
Today I was able to get in a 3 hour bike ride. Thank goodness for that.. I still have a least two more hard bike rides to get my butt in shape.. That's another plus. So, there are all these pluses that I keep reminding myself about.. however... I still find myself a little freaked out that in three weeks I have to put this all together at this really huge race. This is not to be taken lightly.. I could be out there for 6 hours or so. There are going to be lots of very scary looking people there.. I just hope they are smiling a little bit.. but they probably won't be..
Last night I even had a recurring anxiety dream about the Boston Marathon and I'm not even running a marathon. In the dream there are no signs in the BUILDING in which the race goes through. Yes, I dream that I am running up and down a stairwell while running the Boston Marathon and there are no signs on which exit to use and nobody seems to know where to go when I yell at them.. It's a horrible horrible dream..
I will be seeing some people that I know at the race.. Mary, Ange,, that's about it. They will probably be just as stressed out as me if not more. I mean that in a good way.
That's it. There's nothing else. Just keep training and smiling..