I was sick all week. Felt it coming on last Sunday when I could barely do 4 miles even if mostly walking. Still had to go to work which didn't help matters- especially when work involves standing out in the freezing cold watching lacrosse. A snow day friday got me some much needed rest and I started to turn the corner Sunday (not enough to race DH Jones however). Instead I took my favorite wolf into Friedsam Town Forest to snowshoe the 5-mile loop. We were breaking trail the whole time with all the new snow, it was really beautiful. Pretty much took me as long as the 10-mile race would have taken. Oh well, it just felt good to be active again without immediately running out of energy. Griffin had fun too!
So I have to scramble a bit to feel like I am going to be ready for New Bedford. I think I will have a back-up half marathon in the spring lined up. Other than that lots of short races too. It's going to be a busy spring! It's a process and I love it!