It doesn't happen often, but it does happen. My sister will attest to the fact that on occasion I have been known to make mistakes. I may have overestimated my ability to recover and/or underestimated the wear and tear the 1/2IM would take on me. Three weeks does not seem like adequate time to recover from the 1/2IM and then run the Columbus Full Marathon!
My thinking was, "Well, I would have just trained for and completed 70.3 miles, 26.2 should be easy peasy!" What I did not factor in were the hills and how damn hard 70.3 really is. I've taken a week off and allowed myself to do nothing and eat what ever I wanted. This included, ice cream, brownies, pizza, burgers, 2 pieces of cake, bread, and banana pancakes. Ok, the banana pancakes really are not that bad but I had them with an egg, bacon, and toast. A little much, no? Time to reign it in!!