Sunday, March 30, 2014

The race that didn't happen

Well, Saturday was supposed to be half marathon #7. It was the Run the Bluegrass half, in Lexington.
I had been sick all week, but I thought all I had was a cold. Friday morning I woke up SICK and miserable. Julie and I had already been planning on going to the expo that night and then out to eat. 
The expo was great! After that we headed to Porcini's, and got the best pizza I've ever had in my life. It had sliced potato's on it, which I'd never even heard of. It was amazing!

  I was still determined to run the next morning though, no matter how I was feeling. The weather didn't look good at all though. There was a 90% chance of rain and it was going to be cold. 

 Saturday morning my alarm goes off at 5:30. I had not slept good and felt even worse than I did Friday. I think I had a small fever too. After a lot of back and forth with Julie (I couldn't decide what to do!), I decided to just stay home. Oh, that was such a crushing feeling! I had so been looking forward to this race. Looking forward to the beautiful medal, looking forward to running with my friends, and then meeting some new friends.

  If I knew the weather was going to be warm and sunny, I probably would've done it anyway. But since I'm leaving for vacay on Monday, I knew I needed to be getting better, not worse. 


Not how I wanted to spend my Saturday!
 I went back to bed for a couple hours, and then to the Dr. Found out I have a sinus infection and bronchitis. So I know I made the right decision on staying home. I have a full marathon in 2 weeks that I need to be ready for. And I will do this race next year!
As my wise friend Julie says, "as much as we want to, we can't do it all..." Life goes on!

There is nothing better than chicken noodle soup
when you're sick.
This morning I'll be driving to Hilton Head with my girl, Charity! A week at the beach is exactly what I need. 

 Have you had to back out of a race before?

katie



23 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you listened to your body! Wasn't it rainy & yucky anyways? that wouldn't have helped matters at all!!!
    Enjoy the beach! Warm temps will make you feel better!

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    1. It was! Rainy and cold. I know that would've made things worse!! Thanks girl!

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  2. Feel better soon! Bronchitis sucks :( but I'm glad you decided to rest instead of running the half

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  3. I had to back out of my first triathlon because I dislocated my shoulder 3 weeks before it. I did run the half marathon I had planned 1.5 weeks after but the triathlon specifically deals with the shoulder so I couldn't do it. It was heart breaking. But you are right, there will be another next year. Which is what I did. I did my first triathlon the following year. Hope you feel better!

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    1. I totally know that heartbreaking feeling. That's awful! I'm glad you got to do it the following year though. Thanks Amanda!

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  4. Oh no! Feel better!! Sorry you missed your race.....boo

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  5. You did exactly the right thing...you MUST listen to your body. There will be plenty more races. I hope you have a great time at the beach relaxing...what I wouldn't do for a little getaway right now!

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    1. I'm sure you need a getaway as badly as I needed one! It has been sooo relaxing.

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  6. I have never had to back out of a race; but I imagine it will happen someday. Why are we runners so stubborn? You made the right decision....it was soooo cold, wet, windy and nasty! I hope you soak up some good warm sunshine this week as you get ready for that marathon!

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    1. Lol, we are stubborn, aren't we?! I know the weather was horrible too, so that made me feel a little better about skipping it!

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  7. Hope you are feeling better and have a great week at the beach!

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  8. Btw, this pic is me after the Hilton Head Half last year. You should run it next year....it's in February

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    1. Oh wow!! I guess I didn't realize they had a half here. Wanna do it next year with me?? :)

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    2. It would be an awesome girls trip, for sure!

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