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Decision Made

Well, the official results showed at this point that I do not have pneumonia. But I'm sick, really sick. At times, just trying to walk across the room, I can't make it and have to stop and cough. 

Although it isn't something that I want to do and I'm very disappointed, but I think the best decision for me is to defer to next year for the Half next weekend. 

I've put a lot of training in for this race, but we have family plans two days after the race. And honestly, I think it would be best for my health not to run. I need to rest and fully recover. It would not be smart for me to run. And I need to be smart. 

Disappointed, not what I planned, but it is what it is. I can't let it get me down. It's time to rest, get well, regroup and refocus cause I'm registered for my 3rd marathon. Yep! A couple of weeks ago, I made the commitment and registered for a fall marathon. Guess I'm marathon training once I can walk without wheezing! :) 



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  1. Tough choice, but one race isn't worth a longer setback. :(

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    1. Exactly. I'm really bummed, but I know this was the best decision.

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  2. Sorry you are sick. I'm sure you made the right decision. I've been dealing with illness myself and I'm really glad I don't have any big races coming up soon. I do have the Peachtree Road Race 10k next month. www.pamrunsmarathons.com

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    1. I hope you get well soon! And good luck in the 10K next month!

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  3. Sorry to read this, I understand the sentiments completely. No matter what, our health always comes first, and there will be more races. I know it stinks, but you aren't alone in having to defer races ... I think we all go through it now and then. Feel better! I've got some raging head cold at the moment myself (or allergies gone wild?) ... blech.

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    1. Hope your head cold gets better! Yep, not my first time to miss a race - and probably not my last :) But I was really hoping to knock this one out of the park ha. Maybe next time ;)

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