I was going to run in a 5K race tomorrow, but I may just lay on the couch and whine instead.
Yes, it’s true. I was all jazzed to race a 5K in the morning, but over the course of the day I got hit by the dizzy, feverish, headachey SICK TRUCK.
That’s what I get for spending hours outside in extreme rain and wind every day this week. Which I loved. I was too busy dazzling 3rd graders with the thrill of hiking up an avalanche chute and singing catchy plant songs to worry about how cold and wet it was.
Now, though, due to either hanging out with schoolchildren or putzing around in the rain and wind every day or possibly both, I am not sure if I’m up to the task anymore. Or maybe this is just a preemptive excuse for what might be a piss-poor racing effort tomorrow. If I race.
Quick, give me your last-minute sick-fixes. Do you have any tricks for heading off illness?
I’m drinking five pots of tea and overdosing on vitamin C hoping for some kind of placebo effect, although from past experience, I also know that too much wine can really do the trick.
Oh well. I haven’t run a 5K in years, and had no high hopes riding on this one.
Especially because there will probably only be 20 people in the race, no mile markers, and the actual distance is questionable. Not exactly a high stakes event.
Additionally, I do not remember how to run fast over short distances, but I was (and still am) looking forward to trying. This is the only 5K around here in the fall and I won’t get another opportunity for months!
Our local race schedule is pretty sparse in the fall… (and this city is only accessible by sea or air, which makes it challenging to travel to other locations for races).
What does the local road race schedule look like where you are?