No, not taking an enema while suspended (there was some discussion of that in the past couple of months).
My plans had me training for two marathons this fall two weeks apart (both in Europe). A combination of planning issues, work related issues, and just general training have made it impossible to properly train for the two marathons (in terms of available time between now and November), much less to do the sightseeing that we would like to include on the trip. The result is that a European run-cation isn't going to happen this year. In some ways this time crunch feels more like what I experienced earlier in my career in terms of having time to myself. That just hasn't seemed the case over the past couple of months.
What that does mean is that I will be working over the next few months to increase my base conditioning, shed some more weight, and begin serious training for the marathon I am scheduled to run in March. My plan is to run for a Boston qualification time in March. They have made the qualification times faster for my age group (4:05:00) and so the training has to be more dedicated than I've been able to put together.
The fastest marathon I've run is only 11 minutes off this pace (less than 30 seconds per mile faster over the entire course) and the fastest marathon I ran was on "cruise control" where I wasn't even running hard, just enjoying the race and the location. The reason was I was still on vacation and still had a few days left before flying home and I didn't want to feel exhausted and sore over my last couple of days in Europe. It still is the most enjoyable and "fun" 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 km) I have run. Since European races are marked in km, I trained around the way the course was set up (e.g., water stations every 5 km or 3.11 miles). Where people were fading after the 30 km point, I was still running strong and even picking up the pace at the end. From the 30 km to 40 km timing points, my finish position improved by 300 people. It improved by another 50 positions just in the last 2.2 km. So, given how "easy" that was, I feel I can be within striking distance of a qualification time.
On the other hand, I also know how much training I completed to prepare for that race to make it so easy and that just hasn't been happening. I am disappointed with my inability to commit to such time to the training required to make a serious attempt or to make running two marathons in such close scheduled times a reality. Anyway, it's time for other competing requirements and on to the next thing.