Hey all! So, I serious hope this isn't a repeat of this last April right before the marathon!! I have a nasty head cold with some flu like symptoms. Awesome. I ran the Huntsville 1/2 marathon on Saturday (race report to come... been too sick to think about writing about it... but it was AMAZING!) and then on Monday I did 6 miles and then yesterday... I was supposed to hammer out 8 miles. Sure. No problem. I got to two miles and I had almost finished my entire water bottle due to 90 degree weather and being sick. Seriously, what was I thinking?? So, I went home. Feeling defeated. Achy, headache, fever... depressing. So today I woke up feeling so awful but I still had to go to work. Anyways, enough of my self pity party...
What I am trying to remember is: listen to your body. It stinks to be sick or to know you have an injury... but to keep running through the pain or sickness could = bigger problems. I need to let my body heal and not worry too much about how many miles I should have this week. There are 3 weeks until San Antonio. I am nervous. I am supposed to have my last really long run this weekend. I just hope my body is up for it. Then I will enter the taper weeks. I sure hope I kick this cold/flu to the curb so I can get it done on Saturday. I am just thankful that this isn't "walking pneumonia" like it was this last April. Yeah. That was ridiculous. Don't ask me how I ran the SLC marathon right after I got over that...
Okay... so the real reason you are all reading this... let's get to the winner of the Yurbuds giveaway!
Out of 72 entries, Random.org chose # 44!!
#44... Pretend this is real said: I LOVE the pink ones.
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