My sleepover with Meghann was so fun! We watched So You Think You Can Dance and talked about the marathon she’s running on Sunday. We discussed fueling options and how I secretly think she’s going to qualify for Boston. 🙂
We woke up at 5:50 AM so I could take her to the airport for her early flight. I think Maggie wanted to go with her to San Diego:
Maggie’s laser beam eyes say: "Meghann, I love you!"
I am so proud of Meghann. It’s kind of crazy to me that she’s going to run 26.2 miles on Sunday — the furthest I ever ran was 15.4 miles and, trust me, that kicked my ass (and my knees). I feel like marathon running is so "mainstream" now that people kind of think it’s not a big deal, but 26.2 miles is CRAZY HARD, and it’s truly amazing that Meghann can do that!
It was hard not to feel bittersweet as I drove away from the airport; I would give anything, anything, anything to be running in a marathon — or even a 5k — this weekend.
I do not know why Fate took away my ability to run. I don’t know why my knees suck so bad. Sometimes, I can accept it more easily than others, but it’s really hard to be in ‘race season’ and not be running. I try to just focus on the positive (like biking! Thank God for biking) and remember all of my wonderful races. Whenever I get sad, I read all of my race recaps and think about how proud I felt at the end of those 13 races. I remember my first half (my favorite race) and think about the time I won a 5K. I remember running in the rain for my second half marathon and beating my 10K goal time. Some people never even get to run 1 race, so I should be grateful for the times my knees did carry me across that finish line.
I just choked up a little writing that! :( Sorry to be a Debbie Downer. I didn’t end for the post to come out so sad, but I feel a little better now that I wrote out my feelings.
Onwards and upwards, shall we?
Breakfast was pretty good — but my stomach feels off.
My oatmeal contained:
- A dose of positive reading material 🙂
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup unsweet almond breeze
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: ground flax, almonds, and blackberries
Actually, I had trouble finishing this bowl — I think I AM getting sick! I’m all feverish and sweaty. I’m going to try to work for a few hours, but I think this might be a sick day. Ugh! I have too much to do to get sick!