Thursday, 15 January 2009

Plan the Plan...

But not the outcome.  

I spent 4 days sick in bed.  I got up yesterday and thought that maybe I was really on the mend.  Today I went to work and since I work in a hospital with a bunch of healthcare professionals, several of them took pity on me and told me to go home - I looked like I was about to fall over.  And felt somewhat worse than that.  

I seriously don't know if I can even walk a half marathon on Sunday.  

I will go to Phoenix because I paid for the trip.  I will go to the expo because I paid for the race - and I will gladly take whatever they give me.  

I will wake up on Sunday and make a decision as to whether I can attempt this race.

I am really disappointed.  But I have to say that all the way along with this race I have not trained the way I should have.  I have been so injured that I wondered if I could run it.   I have now not run for a week - and amazingly enough, I am now without pain.  But I have got the worst cold and feel like crap.  

I will just make the best of the trip - regardless of whether I can participate in the race or not.  

6 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Sorry to hear that you've been ill. Listen to your body. Try to enjoy the trip!

ws said...

whatever happens in Phoenix with the race, I hope you enjoy your trip.

Jess said...

Rest up as much as you can befor eyou leave, and I hope you feel better for your trip.

Wes said...

You have a good trip. Regardless of whether you race or not, things will work out for the best :-)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Don't give up yet. I've heard way to many cases of runners who have gotten sick in the days leading up to a race, only to recover the day of the race and have the race of their life. You are right, just take what comes, but stay positive. You never know what Sunday is going to bring you. Good luck and have a safe trip!

Lily on the Road said...

Get better soon, and yes, enjoy everything about the expo but GO EARLY, it fills up really quickly!!!

The warm dry air might be just what you need. Have Fun