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!