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Sick at St. Jude

Bike Chick2012-03-30 16:11:46 +0000 #1
I'm so bummed!!! Today is the St. Jude HM and I'm sitting it out because of a nasty cold. My race gear is all layed out ready to go, I can hear the race announcer and festivities from my hotel room, and I'm laying in bed trying not to do the girl thing and cry. I started sneezing and blowing on the way down yesterday and it's just gotten worse. I didn't sleep well and this morning I have the body aches, headache and earache to go with it. I decided not to take the chance of getting worse since my marathon is only a month away. I know I did the right thing but can't help but sit here and have a pity party before I go down and cheer for hubby at the finish line.
Crankin2012-03-30 16:23:07 +0000 #2
Take care of yourself. I know you must be disappointed, but you are doing the right thing.
OakLeaf2012-03-30 16:47:43 +0000 #3
Aw, bummer. You're being smart and you know it - but of course you're disappointed. Pity party is allowed.

Now you get to see the race from a spectator's point of view and your DH gets a cheering section.

Get some black elderberry extract as soon as you can and feel better pronto!
indysteel2012-03-30 16:59:46 +0000 #4
What a bummer. But you did the right thing for sure. Feel better soon!!
jessmarimba2012-03-30 17:24:41 +0000 #5
You made the right decision but I probably would have started anyway (and either DNFed or suffered the whole race). I just don't always see sense in those situations!

I hope you are feeling better soon!
Bike Chick2012-03-30 18:28:52 +0000 #6
I know that I did the right thing but it was a tough decision to make. I just didn't want to jeopardize being sick next month for the marathon. The head cold has turned into a dry cough this morning. Now I have to decide whether to do my 6 mile run tonight or rest. How much time can you take off when you are sick without affecting your fitness level?

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