Saturday, April 17, 2010

I Have the Worst Luck

I'm currently held up in my hotel room in Boston.  Not because the weather sucks (which it does - they're predicting snow tonight!) but because I am still attempting to get over the FLU!  You got that right!  I came down with the flu on Thursday.  And guess what Thursday was?  You guessed it!  April 15th!  THE ONE DAY out of the year when I really should be at work!  But I couldn't be because I was home sick :(  I take that back, I actually made it to work like a crazy person only to turn around and come home. 

Thursday was the worst day for me ever.   I was worried I flushed my Boston dreams down the toilet with everything else I had in me.  I don't know how I did it, but I managed to get on a plane yesterday and come to Boston.  I went straight to bed when we got here and emerged this morning to head over to the expo.  I was still feeling like garbage at the expo but I had a blast.  Actually, by this afternoon I was feeling somewhat okay, only to have my poor hubbs come down with it!  We are a pair!  He is currently in bed attempting to get over it now! Ugh :(

I almost cannot think about the race or I will start to freak.  I am caught up in the excitement of it all, but I have really backed down a bit on my expectations.  Originally, pre-flu, I had plans of BQing again at Boston.  Realistically, I don't think that is possible.  Hell, right now a sub 4 would be awesome.  But I know what I am capable of and running fast right now probably would be a recipe for disaster.  I have shifted my goals.  I am taking the pressure off myself and going to attempt to BQ at the San Francisco Marathon in July instead.  By just giving myself that out made so many of my fears go away that I might actually enjoy the slow death march from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday. :)  And before I get ahead of myself, I still have Big Sur next weekend - lots on my plate that I need to stay healthy for.

I want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement through my journey to Boston.  It just goes to show us that we are all still human.  I will admit, I probably pushed myself a little hard the last couple of weeks leading up to this with all the added stress of tax season.  But live and learn and move on and enjoy.  I will be thinking of all of you when I run on Monday! 

I still have the 5K tomorrow which I am excited about and hoping will give me a better idea of my fitness and capabilities for Monday.  Cross your fingers for me!  Maybe I'll even get a chance to update you all!  Lots of great pics of me trying not to look sick! LOL!
Thanks again to all of you! 
Happy Saturday & Happy Running!

26 comments:

Heather @ Side of Sneakers said...

Oh no what horrible timing!! I'm sending tons of "flu-be-gone" vibes your way!! Hope you feel better soon :)

Ewa said...

Oh, no, this cannot be! This brings back bad memories of my not-marathon last October, flu, 104 fever and all that jazz. Hope you get well soon. And what a brave soul you are to actually fly to Boston. Just for that you deserve to get better ASAP.
I am sending all the positive vibes your way. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Lots of hugs.

Marathonman101108 said...

My wife's also an accountant, so she and I feel your pain. Now the flu to top it off?! Geez. Hey, my wife and I will be driving from CT to Boston for the day either tomorrow or Monday. If you know your bib # I'll be happy to look for you if we're there on Monday. E-mail me at cotaman@yahoo.com, or post a message on my blog.

Sarah said...

Sending you tons of get well vibes!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

You are amazing! The flu, a 5k and the Boston marathon. Can nothing stop you?!?!

I hope you and hubby both feel 100% for Monday. Run strong. I will be sending you loads of healthy vibes!

Jess said...

I'm so sorry you've ben so sick! Rest up and get tons of fluids! You're still gonna rock the race on Monday!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Don't the running gods know what Monday is? Seriously though, I hope you make a quick recovery and are ready to go on Monday!

Sunflower Kisses said...

I hope you feel better soon!
And don't let some measly flu and what not stop you from enjoying your run!

Alee said...

Lots of thoughts and prayers for you and your immune system. Think healthy thoughts! :)

Jo Lynn said...

Okay, my fingers are crossed for you! GET WELL, damnit! ;)

ajh said...

Good luck. Fingers crossed. Here's to you feeling better.

Melissa said...

Feel better soon! Good luck tomorrow!!

Denise said...

i saw that beer and pretzel comment on FB...hope that means you're feeling better!! good luck tmrw! can't wait to hear how it goes.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I HOPE HOPE you are feeling better. You have worked sooo very hard.. Hugs to tax season being over. Right?

onelittletrigirl said...

Sending you some feel better vibes!

lori said...

Good Luck! I will be sending you good thoughts all day. : )

Heather said...

Sorry to hear you have been sick - hope you are fully recovered a ready for a great race tomorrow!

Jamoosh said...

Fingers crossed!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Geez. I hope you made it to the start line today healthy!

ACB said...

ok waiting very patiently to know what happened yesterday... gosh I hope you are better!

April said...

Can't wait to hear how it goes!!!

feetinmotion said...

According to the 3 changes challenge we have the same "core" challenge! I find it helpful to have my yoga mat already laid out before I go running and then when I get back I just do the core work then to get it over with since I'm already in the "workout zone" Hope that helps!! :)

celmore said...

I am still holding my breath...where is your update...did you make it!!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I can't wait to hear your race recap!! I am so sorry to hear that you were sick!

Melanie said...

Are you still alive? Still running Big Sur???

N.D. said...

I hope everything turned out ok!