Saturday, January 8, 2011

55 days and Sick

This very moment, I should be in Mobile, AL visiting with my Mom and sister and anxiously awaiting the First Light half marathon.  Instead, I'm at home and sick.  I see on my counter that I have 55 days until the Snickers Albany, GA marathon and well.... basically, I have not started my training.  What?  Well, I did get in the 12k tempo last Sat. but other than that, no training yet.  I'm NOT going to stress about it.   I still have time, and I will "do what I can do."  

The good news is that I managed to get in 28 miles this wk before starting to get sick Thurs. evening.  Friday, I felt AWFUL, like, in the bed, awful.  Typically when I'm sick, I'm rarely "in the bed" sick.  Friday afternoon was spent in the bed with the IPAD, the TV, and then the napping.  I was surprised when I slept fairly well last night, and this morning (Sat.) I woke up feeling much better than yesterday.  Still sick, but better.  Should be back to running in the next few days and will not loose too much time, but hate to miss out on the half marathon on Sunday with my friends.  Not having much luck with First Light in Mobile lately.  Last year and this year, I preregistered and then couldn't make the race.  Last year I was having a nagging hip thing going on,  and this year sick.  

First Light holds a special place in my heart because that's where this fabulous marathon journey started.  Dec. 2003 was my first marathon.  I trained to walk it.  I ran the first 4 miles, and then walked the rest.  Back then, my goal was to complete one marathon so that I could say "I finished a marathon."  
ha ha ha

then I got the FEVER.....

13 comments:

Christine said...

Oh no, I hope you feel better very soon! I think it was smart to skip the race and focus on recovery. Get well!

Hannah said...

You poor thing! There is so much sickness going around all over the place. Yuck! Sending you lots of get well soon vibes...and here's to a sickness free 2011.

I love how many of us in the blog-world wanted to just do one marathon...and then "caught the fever". So fun!

ajh said...

I was "wicked" sick last weekend but it didn't last! Good luck feeling better soon!

Mindy Bobe said...

Hope you feel better soon girl!!!

Meg said...

Aw, so sorry you're sick! Don't worry, I have a feeling this FEVER of yours will last a long, long time. You'll have many other races!

Jennifer said...

You sure did get the "fever"! And I for one and very happy for it! Feel better Ginny and keep up your amazing positive attitude!

LMC said...

Sorry you missed the First Light half, but the Mardi Gras half is coming up soon! Hope you feel better real soon!

About Kiawah, it's a double loop, it's flat, it can be windy, it's pretty and it makes for a fun weekend. The double loop was the big mental challenge for me and the main reason I want to do it again. Anyway, send me an email at lconnolly@nc.rr.com for more details.

HappyTrails said...

Keep that 26.2 "fever" but get rid of the other one fast - hope you are feeling better soon Ginny!!!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Feel better soon - sorry about the First Light! You'll be kicking butt again in no time! Good luck!

Donna said...

You are truly amazing! Hope you're feeling WAY better WAY soon!
See you at the races!
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misszippy said...

That stinks! I hope you feel better asap!

Robbie said...

I'm so sorry! I hope you are better real soon!

Petraruns said...

So sorry you're ill but you'll be back - stronger than ever! Well done on getting to that first race - look what happened afterwards.