I have had the most sickly year of my life. I totally blame andrew and the germs he brings home to me. On one hand, I know that he is building up the most awesome immune system ever but on the other hand, I am tired of being sick. This has cut almost a whole week out of my running schedule and it is going to keep me from running the midnight run. Not sure if I blogged about this last year but the midnight run is a race run out in the middle of no where Kansas in the pitch black dark on gravel on some of the toughest hills. Last year was my first time doing it and I came in dead last. Not only did I come in dead last, I had to write my time on a big chart while everyone watched, because they were low tech like that. Very embarrassing. While part of me didn't want anything to do with this race ever again, the other part of me was so ready to beat some people this year and show that i had become a stronger runner (last year I had just started serious training round about this time). Plus this year it was a four miler versus the five miler we did last year and the moon was suppose to be stunning tonight.
I started feeling sick on thursday of this week. Back up a few days, I had gone to a foam rolling clinic put on by our local bike shop. It was taught by a chiropractor and I had picked up some awesome tips on foam rolling. Truth be told, I am horrible about rolling it out as it is always really painful and I like to avoid pain.
|my foam roller feeling the love lately|
Woke up feeling good today so headed to town to pick some stuff up from my favorite place in the whole wide world, Target. Decided to stop at the farmer's market to get some fresh veggies. After walking around the FM twice (we have a really tiny FM) and around target getting the essentials, I had to lay down. Fever came back and I have felt like poop ever since. I am still not use to be a good patient and my hubby has been working tons of overtime so on his day off, all he wants to do is rest meaning i get the kiddlet no matter how crappy I feel. The race is no longer even a thought and now I am thinking there is no way I am going to be able to run at all tomorrow either. I had thought maybe I could get some sort of long run in but I think that is going to be just a dream. I am bummed but I learned the hard way this spring that when you are sick, the best thing you can do is NOT run and recover or you will be recovering for much longer and not running for longer. I had just gotten my newest running schedule with tons of new challenges and was really, really excited to start so I am bummed about that. I had done my first double ever this week too. I need to increase my weekly miles and this is an easy way to do so. I am going to try and do at least two doubles a week. I would like to get my mileage closer to 30 miles a week if at all possible.