Thursday, November 7, 2013

Facing a DNR

The sad irony of being forced to rest because of illness is that my legs feel amazing right now and I just want to run.

But I can't breathe, my voice is completely shot, and whatever hellish cold I have isn't waning in the slightest. I'm even going so far as to take tomorrow off - which is truly a sign of how poorly I'm feeling, because we all know teachers hate to miss work.

(Seriously, it's more difficult to write sub plans than just tough it out, but trying to teach today with literally no voice was not an exercise I want to repeat tomorrow.)

I'm thinking the half this weekend is going to be a bust.

It's funny...I'd planned to do the full, then had to back down to the half...and now nothing. As my mom said when I spoke to her Tuesday, maybe this race just wasn't mean to be. I'll find a December or January half to run, but I'm really disappointed that I'm going to have to miss this one.

For now, I need to focus on getting better.

ABK

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  1. Oh no! Get some rest and take some time off! Hope you feel better soon!

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  2. Hope you feel better soon and that you're drinking lots of tea!

    Have you decided when you want to try for a marathon again? How is your foot doing??

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    1. Coffee is like tea, right? Ha, I'm actually drinking a lot of hot toddies...nothing like a little whiskey to try to clear up a cold.

      My foot feels perfect. I'll probably try for a marathon in 2014 or early 2015. I have Ragnar in February so I don't want to commit to something big until I see how I recover from that.

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  3. Feel better soon Ali! I know exactly what you mean about taking a day off as a teacher. :S It is literally more work to take the day off.

    You need to take some time to let your body rest and recover. Last Friday I was home sick on the couch all day. I feel much better now.

    Once you're better I'd pick another race to set my sights on. You'll be so motivated to train for it. :)

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    1. I already am looking for races to replace this one haha!

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  4. Hope you feel better soon! And remember, this is just one race. Not a big deal.

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    1. Thank you...yeah, you make a good point. It's just one race. It just stinks that I thought this would be my first half I trained for alone and learned to fuel for etc! But I have a new one lined up...

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  5. Oh, no! I'm so sorry that you're having to deal with dropping out of a race. I remember how badly I felt when I even thought I'd have to back out of the RW 13.1. Good on you for making a decision that's healthiest for you, though.

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    1. Thanks...it sucks, but I know if I tried to run it, I could really endanger myself. Stupid asthma.

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  6. Get some rest....use VICKS Vapo Rub....and stock up on fluids! Take care of you!!!!

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  7. Ali - FEEL BETTER!!!!!!!!! Thinking of you!!!!
    Everything happens for a reason, you will rock the next race!!!!
    oxoxox

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    1. Thanks :) I'm trying to stay positive!

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