Fast forward to today.. the day before my 28 mile race.. the one that I registered for on a whim, one that I was actually really looking forward to the challenge... pretty sure I would finish but as you know anything can happen.. but ready to give it a try...
Last Thursday (10/1) the day after a great 2 mile treadmill run where I felt like pushing the pace.
I woke up with a severe sore throat. bam.. out of no where and extreme exhaustion. I wasn't too concerned, I mean the race was still over a week away. But as the week went on, I got worse.. and worse... as is in on the couch doing as little as possible... my garmin vivofit was probably in shock with my lack of movement... finally after 7 days of being super sick, and 3-4 days of bad ear pain, I went to the dr.
It was confirmed that I have a pretty bad ear infection in one ear, and the beginning of infection in the other - on top of all of the congestion and other symptoms. I started an antibiotic which has compounded my ailment. I don't tolerate antibiotics well.
To the point... the Dr suggested using my head (no pun intended) and not attempting the 28 mile race. The truth is - I physically couldn't do it anyway. I'm still that sick.
Yep, another scratched race this year. I'll spare you the pity story and the tears. What's a girl to do? It's truly out of my control.
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