I’m still sick, which is really hard for me to accept. WHY now? I’ve trained so well and my recent race results have been the best they’ve been in years. I would LOVE to be able to rock out this Saturday, to be able to show off what I’ve worked so hard for… Ugggg, how frustrating.
I scheduled a doctor’s appointment for the evening (first available time), and was put on antibiotics. Hopefully that will clear things up fast. It’s a pretty high dose, especially for someone of my size, to hopefully kill anything I have quickly.
In the meantime, I’ve started the 3-day carbo load. I’m trying this for the first time, based off advise of a friend who is a very successful marathoner. For these next 3 days, my goal is to eat as many carbs as I possibly can (4 grams per pound of body weight). Because I’m not running much anymore, I need to watch my calorie consumption as well. So, I have the calculator out and am trying to find foods that have the lowest calorie to carb ratio. 🙂 I’ve never watched what I’ve eaten this closely before — it takes a TON of effort!! My day consists of a lot of oatmeal, fruit, pasta (no sauce), beans, etc. My foods today were all too bland-color, I think tomorrow I’ll try to add some color in with some vegetables (what else is there?).
My other goal is to remain positive, although that’s a little hard to do. I still have a little over 2 days to get over whatever I have… let’s hope :/.