So this weekend I woke up Saturday morning and heard it pouring rain. Not just pitter patter, little drizzle here and there. No, this rain was like down-pouring going to flood the area my car was parked rain. Again. I seriously haven’t ever seen it rain this much or this hard so much pretty much my entire in my life. I got ready for the 5k and went out to my car where it was flooded and I just kept thinking that if I ran in the race I would most likely get sick. I have my 20 miler for LA Marathon training next weekend and having the immune system that I do, I had the gut feeling to forgo the 5k to keep my health up and not jeopardize my 20 miler.
I was a little disappointed that I decided to not go but I made it up by biking 5 miles later and doing weights at the gym. I know I made the right decision in the long term though and I’m glad I’m not sick. I also have been icing my lower back on and off because it has been a little sore. Then Sunday I realized that it’s pretty much game time for LA Marathon. 20 days away and I need to step it up. I have been slacking lately and not really been focused on training consistently. So back to the gym I went where I kicked my butt into high gear. I worked out for two and a half hours and swam 2000 meters, which is 40 laps. I was exhausted by the time I got out but felt better and back on the training train.
I really need to focus on these next few weeks as it’s crunch time and I need to get in my miles and make sure I am adequately prepared come race day. Today is thankfully a rest day, and I’m a little sore from yesterday and getting back after it, but I’m looking forward to a good 7 miler tomorrow morning and hitting it hard these last few weeks before the big race. I can’t believe it’s already March! Where does the time go? I’m starting to think about races after LA Marathon too. There are a few races around here that I’ve been looking at and I’ve posted an article on the Examiner about some local races to check out.
Now that the Olympics are done, I’m sad, but I’m looking forward to the drama tonight that is the bachelor!
So the 5k was a bust, but I don’t have seal cough and am laying sick in bed, so that is a win. Check back in tomorrow for a review of my favorite Oh Yeah! Bars 🙂 They are my new life source!