Thursday I was optimistic that three days of illness was all I'd get; it is now Sunday evening and I am just now starting to feel a bit better. No eight miles Friday because me fever was back and I couldn't breathe. No eighteen miles today because I haven't had a real meal since Monday and have officially lost all the holiday weight.
I've never gotten a flu shot before. I always said it was because I've never had the flu. Now that this fact has apparently changed, can I go ahead and sign up for next year's flu shot now? Pick a date, any date- I will be there early with a sleeveless shirt.
I now have 53 days left until the marathon and have yet to run over 15 miles. I have seven weeks to prepare, and two of those should probably be a taper. So five weeks to go from 15 to 20, five weeks to have really solid weekly miles, five weeks to make my legs, lungs, and mind ready for this race. I will probably not be able to run a 3:40 this time, so I will play with the numbers a little this week to find a better goal that fits where I am at this point. It's only my second marathon, and it won't be my last. I can qualify for Boston another year.