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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Week 18 - The Road to 26.2

Just take it like a champ...even the stairs...
So the 20 miles in Week 17 did me in...I ended up taking almost all of Week 18 off.  It took some time for me to accept it...but the knee trouble coupled with falling down the stairs...I decided that maybe I needed to just declare it a bye week.  I did not see Gym until Saturday for a little bit of elliptical work.  I was supposed to do 10 miles...but I was afraid.  The truth is...I felt horrible all week...like a sloth...a sloth filled with tremendous guilt and an incredible amount of fear.  The fear of hurting myself even more kept me from trying anything training-related.

Stairs ended up being a theme for the week...they are always my nemesis after a long walk/run...even without the right knee twinges.  As it turned out I had to take them more than usual in Week 18.  I had to park further away then usual at work.  There was even a firedrill included in the fun...11 flights down and 11 flights up.  I took them faster than I had the last time we had a firedrill...even with my knee...and that felt pretty good.  I did not get out of breath.  It was a testament to the work I have been putting in since late February.  I am not a sloth.  Even with my knee as it is...I know that I can still do this.  I have made up my mind.  I have less than two to go and I will get this done.  Fear is a colossal waste of energy...in the grand scheme of things...this is just blip in the journey...I have no broken bones...I can still walk...life is good.  I remind myself constantly that I do not need a medal at the end...I just want to finish.  And finish I shall...pushing all the fear behind me by just moving forward.

1 comment:

love mommy said...

finish you shall...