The past two weeks have been rough on my training plan. First there was Thanksgiving, and that meant a trip up to Dallas with little time to lace up the shoes and run. Then there was the cold I picked up somewhere along the way that completely sidelined me. And of course Christmas came and went faster than I could get over this cough and/or cold which meant even fewer time out on the road.
So, here I am two weeks later with less than a handful of miles on my feet. Luckily I have made a few minor changes to my race plans which means I will be running the 1/2 Marathon in 2 weeks and then the 1/2 Marathon in New Orleans about 1 month later (unless I get back into the short course mode... and then I would once again change my training plan).
If there is one thing I have learned over the past few months of running is that no matter how hard you try... no matter how many blogs, logs, or plans you put together... something is bound to come between you and the road. When that happens you need to learn to change your stride, take a deep breath, and remember that when two roads diverge in a yellow wood... don't be the person who was sorry (s)he could not travel both. Pick up the pace and turn those two roads into a couple of out and back routes...