after suffering through work tuesday afternoon, i poured myself into my pj's and into bed with a fever, chills and aches. for the rest of the week, i shuffled from the bed to the couch, slept, and watched every single thing on netflix. except on thursday when we re-closed on the house (refi) or at least that's what josh claims. i told him he was tricking me into signing away all my money while i was delirious with the flu.
seriously though, i watched everything on netflix including classics such as "beauty and the briefcase" and "sorority wars".
anyway. my temp returned to normal and i've just been feeling a little "foggy" still, along with a rumbly rhinoceros cough. i'd signed up for an 8k a few weeks ago and i figured psh, 5-miles, so simple.
so i went for it, although at packet pick-up before the race i was tempted to get back in the car and go home. it was a brisk 28 degrees.
i ventured down to the race start where i spotted a "stylish" runner wearing leggings. seriously, wtc is that. these things went over her shoes and up over her thighs, and they were a sweater-like material.
|like, omg we are so like running|
of course i immediately think, no way can sweater-leggings girl beat me. no. way.
the race started and sweggings and her friends were in front of me. i felt kind of weird but hey i did just have the plague; i wasn't exactly eating buffets all week. my toes were numb, a first, and that was weird too. i caught up to sweggings before the first mile marker and spotted my pace, 7:38. oops.
i slowed down, feeling weak and coughing up more rumbly rhinoceroses. we came to a big hill and i gave up. i walked the hill. i felt weak and mentally checked out. at about 2.25miles when the 8k joined the 10mile course, i pulled over and removed my bib in between coughing fits. i was dnf-ing; i was so embarrassed. i turned and walked against the 10-milers back to the start/finish area where josh was waiting.
i was soo embarrassed, but josh kept saying i was just being smart, listening to my body, blah blah blah. i just hope i can feel "normal" soon - i definitely felt "off" in today's attempt to run.
you win today sweggings. but only today.