I should be on my way to Raleigh right now, but I’m home. Earlier this week, when I was telling colleagues and friends of my plans to run my half marathon on Sunday, they all agreed that it was not the best idea. I can’t walk without wheezing. (Sometimes when I’m sitting and try to take a deep breath, I’m all wheezy.) The doctor diagnosed me with bronchitis on Monday, and I completed my antibiotics on Friday. I really thought I was going to be 100% by now.
As the week wore on, though, I knew that I made the right decision to back out. There is no way I can run or walk 13 miles tomorrow.
I really am sad that I’m not going to be there. Carol and I had plans to make the most of this race and have a blast. Plus? There are donuts at the finish line. (If you finished, you also receive a cool medal and a finisher’s shirt.)
Instead, I let my son stay up a little late last night (since it was Halloween and the time changes tonight.) I didn’t set an alarm for this morning, so I slept until 8:22. (!!!) Someone had mentioned to me to make fun plans for this weekend, but every time I try to do something rushed – even running after my toddler in church last night – I end up in a coughing fit.
So we have plans to lay low. It snowed overnight. The toddler is having a blast with our inch of snow (it doesn’t even cover all of our leaves!) and I’m just relaxing as much as I can. Catching up on seasons of Top Chef that I’ve missed the past few years.
There will be other races. And there will be other races with Carol. 🙂 I have to keep reminding myself that this missed race is going to be just fine.
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