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So, coming off of the Little Rock Marathon, I didn't really have any running plans. I rested on Monday (just walked with the family around the neighborhood), did the elliptical on Tuesday-Thursday, and ran 8 miles with my running group on Friday. On Saturday, Julia and I met a Fleet Feet teammate, Kylie, and some of her UAH cross country team for a run. We did the same trail I'd done before with Kylie and did 9 miles in a 7:25 pace. I was struggling to maintain this pace and was grateful that Julia slowed down to finish 3 more with me. That put me at 46 miles for the week, and that was with only 3 days of running! Probably not the best approach, but I saw the run with Kylie and her team as an opportunity that this "old woman" could not miss out on!
This week, I got hit with the stomach bug on Tuesday. Yuck!! I have felt awful all week and eaten very little (saltines, Sprite, and Gatorade), and there's no way I could have run Wednesday or today. Maybe tomorrow. I will see.
I plan to volunteer at the Rocket Run 10-Miler that Rick will run this Saturday, and then the next two Saturdays I have events. The McKay Hollow Madness Trail 25K is March 23, and the Scottsboro Half is March 30. I am not ready for either event (yikes!) and will likely miss an egg hunt or two to go and run. McKay Hollow is a tradition of mine (and one of the races I usually run and not Rick), and the Scottsboro race is a new one that just seemed like a good opportunity. No time to train for either now though, so I hope the marathon training will help me there.