Although this week is intended to be a “rest week” with short runs according to my BFF Hal, my training has been next to obsolete, but filled with lots of rest. At least, Hal would approve.
For about a week, I have had this dizzy, light-headed, drunk feeling. At first, I thought the thin N.C. mountain air was getting to me, but the sensation never ceased when we returned home to Florida.
Sunday, I attempted an 8 mile run, which was a sad attempt for sure! Then, I had all good intentions to try to run on Tuesday with hopes that the dizziness would be gone, but no such luck. So, instead of running, I visited the doctor. The good and bad news is that I have fluid in my ear, which thankfully, will drain on its own, but I have fluid in my ear! I am still dizzy! UGH!!!
Worried that my lack of running would affect my performance this weekend, I decided to quit whining about being dizzy get a grip on myself stand my ground (so to speak) and just run. I ran 6 miles this morning at a 9:56 minute mile pace and it felt good. I didn’t feel tired, strained or faint from the dizziness.
My 6 mile run gave me the little extra confidence I needed to face this weekend. I feel ready.
On side note, I became overwhelmed with emotion during my warm-up. I thought to myself: This is it. Race day is almost here. I’ve trained a year for this event and it’s two days away. Wow.
Not the most profound thoughts, but very emotional nonetheless. My thoughts hit me like a tidal wave and my eyes filled with tears.
I have achieved a goal that others only dream about.
(Oh yeah, you read that correctly. I indeed broke all grammar rules and ended my sentence with a preposition. When your lazy ass runs a marathon, then I will happily revise my grammar.)