Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I'm Getting Sick!

This is such a bad time to be getting sick! While I was typing my blog and some other things last night, I could just feel the scratchy throat start. I sort of expect to get a little bug after my race because of the energy expenditure but getting sick before the race was definitely not in the plans.

I did not do my run this morning and I'm not sure I'll do tomorrow's. I feel a touch guilty about it but I think it is better in the long run (no pun intended). There is that little voice in the back of my head telling me that if I don't run this week it will really hurt my performance. That may or may not be true but I do know that if I do run, it will definitely hurt my performance (if I still feel the way I do now.

I'm pretty bummed about the whole thing but I will not let it get me too down. I have a race coming up and I will be the best I can be. That is all we can ever ask of ourselves.


Julie said...

Oh Cheryl - I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. The EXACT same thing happened to me last week. I started having sinus problems and not feeling terrific and come race day I felt fine, Thank God! and now I'm truly sick. I'm wishing you health on race day. I think you're right not to push yourself this week. It will just give your legs/body the extra rest it's asking for before the race.

Gina said...

Rest is probably what you need right now! Sending (((hugs))) and get well soon vibes :)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for encouragement guys! I know deep down that I'm doing what I need to do - rest. But it is still hard. I've trained for this so long that to think all that training may be wasted by one little cold. It's very frustrating!!! Hopefully the same thing will happen to me as it did for you Julie.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed and saying my prayer!!