This is where I am failing.
Even after quitting my full-time job, I am finding that I am having to squeeze in my workouts. In doing this, I am not stretching, having a recovery drink/meal, and alleviating the stresses I am putting on my body. But after the crappy week of training I've had this week, I am going to try to rectify the situation immediately.
While in Chicago with Coach, she taught me how to make a recovery drink with whey protein. It wasn't all bad, so this week I went to the grocery store and bought all the ingredients. She has also discussed with me using compression socks, not only for the continual travel that I do, but as a post-workout circulation aid. Today, I purchased a pair of socks (and boy are they tight!). I am also going to work more on stretching, de-stressing the body, and better nutrition (although this may take a backseat until the marathon is over in three weeks).
I'm learning that it's not enough to put in the miles, laps, and routines. I have to take care of myself physically to achieve my goals.