I’m a planner. And when things don’t go according to plan, well, I guess no one likes that. I am withdrawing from the NYC Marathon.
Have you had your thoughts get in the way of performing your best? Have you had those moments before or during a race when you doubt yourself? Have you felt scared to push harder because you don’t trust your own judgment of effort? Do you find yourself lacking the ability to stay present and in the moment? If you’re like me, the answer is YES to them all.
-Campaccio XC in Italy 1/6, a quick turn around after the NYRR Midnight Run on 12/31, and with the exception of the bruising from falling at the start, my body recovered really well and I was right back to training this week. I didn’t have enough time between races to do a real workout, but 8x1min pick ups gave me some turnover and then striders the day after travel brought my legs around without any issues. I was very sad to leave Dillon in Houston. I didn’t have enough time there with him before I left. He was so supportive and encouraging as I sat in our room crying as I packed. I always say I want to travel, but doing it alone is far less meaningful and much more scary. It’s a catch 22 because I want him to be with me, yet, when I do travel, I like to just focus on myself and my needs and not be distracted. Flights went well, slept 4hrs and all I can say is that Advil PM saves my life on international trips. Otherwise I spend countless hours of frustration trying to force sleep. I also wore a hospital mask to help with germs.