Keeping the Faith

I’m linking up today with Debbie for her Wednesday Word link up. This week’s word is faithful and as usual her weekly word fits perfectly into what I’ve currently got going on in life. Click on the button below to join in on the link up and to see who else is linking up.

Deb Runs

Last week I came down with the flu and missed my entire second peak week. I had plans to run about 45 miles, culminating in a 16/10 mile back-to-back long run weekend. Instead I found myself struggling to complete a 30 minute walk/run.

As I recover from the flu and work just to get back into a regular routine, I have to try and not panic over lost training. But my first ultramarathon is just seventeen days away, so I’m a bit freaked out. The rational part of me says now is the time to focus on getting back into the swing of things and let the missed training go. I feel like most of this training cycle has been fairly rocky, but I have done some good work up to this point. Come race day I need to have faith in my training and my ability to do hard things.

On another note, also related to faith, here is one of my favorite quotes from KS:


If you’ve ever stood somewhere along a marathon course, particularly close to the finish line, you’ll know exactly what she’s talking about. With all of the bad stuff going on in today’s world, particularly in our own country, it’s easy to lose faith in people. Life is complicated but in order to have an outlook for the future that’s worthwhile, you’ve got to find a way to keep the faith.

How do you keep the faith?

5 thoughts on “Keeping the Faith”

  1. I have faith in your training and your ability to get the ultra done!! You are amazing and know you will accomplish great things during that race.

    I have never stood on a marathon race course but want to add that to my list of things to do for sure.

    Continued good healing and training this week.

  2. My coaches always say that it’s better to show up on race day under trained but 100% healthy versus 100% trained and not healthy. So try not to worry to much about those missed miles. You can do it!

  3. I love that quote by Kathrine Switzer. I hope you’re feeling better and back to training, and you’re right, you’ve got to forget about last week’s missed runs and focus on the rest of your training. See you on the 9th!

    Thanks for linking up!

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