I’m less than two weeks from Race Day. I can’t believe I’m going to be running my first marathon. Every time I think about it my stomach starts fluttering and I can’t decide if it’s from anxiety or excitement.
I also can’t tell if I’m already suffering from Taper Madness. I had a low mileage week but have been nervous to run because I keep feeling this weird twinge on my right-side that I’m convinced is Achilles Tendinitis. I’ve been skipping the gym, drinking water, working on sleep and stretching, but I think I need to take it out for a test drive tonight and see what’s really happening.
I stopped with my weekly updates because I was really struggling with my depression. There were lots of tears and fits of rage for a few weeks, and I still don’t feel 100% better. I’m taking it day by day, and trying to be kind to myself. Running helps, especially when I can take my furry running partner with me.