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My training schedule called for an 18 miler on Sunday. This worked for me. I like to run my long runs on Sunday mornings..EARLY, so I have time to get the family up and ready for church by 9am and a Sunday bonus....I can always work in a nap Sunday afternoon.
This weekend hubby was working so I had to come up with a back up plan. It's not easy to find a babysitter to come to your house at 3am, so I decided to do my long run on Saturday evening after hubby got off work. Only one problem, Saturday morning I ran 6.5 miles. It was the graduation 5k for the Fleet Feet No Boundaries program and I helped pace several of the participants in. That combined with a typical Saturday filled with activities for 3 kids left me feeling exhausted by 4pm when hubs got home. I knew running 18 miles was not going to happen....so I scrapped it. Completely. I didn't reschedule it, I didn't redo my entire schedule for the week like I would normally do. I just crossed it off and I felt fine about it. Actually, I put my pjs on and couched out with the kiddos and surprisingly, the world did not stop spinning.
I know that the long runs are very crucial to running a good marathon and I plan on continuing with the rest of my training schedule. I have to say though, it felt good to have a little rest. My legs and feet feel good and I'm excited to run tomorrow.
I want to run the best marathon that I can run. I think that stressing over my training schedule is not only being counter productive but is sapping the fun out of the whole experience.
So, I'm done stressing over my training schedule.
Things happen...life happens...it's good to be flexible....
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Grace and peace,
Grace and peace,