I had just an amazing weekend! Starting with the arrival of a good friend and his kids and ending with a great wedding and a fun night camping. I was so glad I got up early and ran on Saturday before we left. It was a far better run than the last and I felt energized by it. I had a ton to do so we could get out of town on time, so I couldn't sit and write (much anyway). My plan was to write yesterday, but I returned home with the most unbelievable allergy attack I think I've ever had. I couldn't breath. I couldn't stop sneezing and my nose wouldn't stop running. My sinuses were stinging and swollen and I hated life. I was in no mood to sit and write anything.
Despite this, my resolve to stay on track had me doing the normal nightly preparations for my run and I set the alarm to get up at 6:10 am. I got out of bed, still feeling pretty crummy, dressed and left the house. All started well, but as soon as I started running and breathing heavy, I thought I was going to DIE. The sinuses were burning and I felt like my temples were going to burst open, so for the first time since I started this program, I abandoned my mission. I could not go on. I walked the entire route I normally would just to go through the motions and not feel like a total loser. Providing I feel better on the morning, I will try it again. Since I am not feeling great and now I missed a day, I am going to do W4D5 one last time before starting week 5. If I am still illing tomorrow, then look for me on Wednesday, but I really want to jump right back in before I lose my momentum.
I remain committed and have my goal locked into my view. This day is but a small setback and I am choosing to focus on the positive that I still got up and tried. I want this, I need this and I am determined to do this. So, watch out, I'll be back and I know that I CAN DO IT!