This past week has been a challenge. Due to an ice storm, my family lost power, heat and hot water for 3 full days. Kids were out of school for three days. Scrambling to get to work. Strategizing how to even get a shower. Running has not been on the top of my priority list.
“Flexible” is not my middle name. I like things to be a certain way. I like predictability. I often eat the same thing every day. When it comes to marathon training, I follow the same training schedule year after year to a “T.” This training season has been humbling. Rain, Ice, Slush, Snow, Black Outs. Mother Nature, not Amy, is at the wheel for sure.
I often catch myself in a panic. “I haven’t run all of my training runs this week!!!! Will I be able to finish the marathon????” Then I collect myself and realize, “Yes. I’ve done it before. I’m training and doing the best I can.” Plus, I have two guardian angels pulling me along! This training is not about me. This training is about my mom, Patty and my In-Memory Partner, Jonathan. I can cope with the elements.
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