All week I have felt run down and tired and I haven't been able to snap out of it. Monday I left work early, went home and slept all afternoon. Tuesday, I wanted to call out, but we were having quarterly sales meetings at work, so sales people from around the country were coming in and I had appointments with a few of them. So I had to suck it up!
Worked a late day, went right to bed when I got home. Same thing on Wednesday.....
My long run on Saturday really did a number on me. My left knee has been achy and my right ankle has not been feeling right. I didn't run Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday, as tired as I felt, I figured I would go out and test out my legs. A coworker joined me on the run, which was great because he runs a slower pace. It was exactly what I needed.
After a 4.5 run, my knee felt good, but my ankle was still achy. Not as bad as Sunday, but I can feel still feel it. Luckily for me I have freezer full of ice packs in the fridge at work. I walked around with it the rest of the afternoon.
no one at work questions me any more...
With my marathon being just about 2 weeks away, this is were paranoia starts kicking in. I start worrying about every single ache and pain I get!
Am I the only one??
I just need to get past 2 "long runs" (12 miler & an 8 miler) before the big day. I have pushed my training past whats been on paper all along, but these last 2 weeks I have to stick the plan. Hopefully get the aches, pains and tiredness out of the way now so I don't have to deal with them come race day.
As for now.... I need a nap.