Everywhere I turn it seems someone is suddenly sick. Both of my boys battled off fevers and congestion last night. Today, their Daddy (a.k.a. my third kid) not only has the fever and congestion, but chills, upset stomach, sore throat, and body aches (although he claims those are from the push ups he did yesterday. hmmm). At school, students and professors alike are already coughing, sneezing, and sniffling all over the place. While no cases of the pig pox (swine flu , whatever) have been reported at school or in my home, YET, I’m still nervous.
I’ve got 31 days for 3 more long runs (18, 20, and 22 miles) , and one shorter run during taper week (funny when 10-12 miles becomes “short”) that I can not and do not want to miss. Not to mention 3 days a week of bootcamp, and my weekly maintanence runs. And speed work. Gotta love the speed work. I can’t get sick. I don’t say this out of desperation/stress, I say this out of excitement. Yes, that’s right, excited for a 22 mile run, at 5:30 in the morning, by myself. This new shirt from One More Mile I bought this weekend at the expo seems very appropriate in this case.
My realistic goal for Baltimore is a 4:15:00. My current PR is a 4:37:00 (on the dot!). 22 minutes to shave off of my Marathon time. More would be awesome, but like I said, let’s be realistic. It’s going to be an interesting month around here folks. Stay tuned !!