Shamrock 15K Race Report

Except, you know, not really.

Saturday morning I woke up & didn’t feel….right. It wasn’t AWFUL, just not right. I canceled my swim date. I didn’t do much of anything all day. I rested & hydrated & concentrated on feeling better for my Shamrock 15K. I had a time goal. I was ready.

Saturday evening, I made a lasagna (yummy!) and had a glass of wine. I laid out all of my race stuff and went to bed early. I couldn’t sleep. I had crazy dreams. I woke up Sunday morning with my alarm and knew there was a chance I wasn’t going to make the race. I got up & wandered downstairs.

This was not going to be good.

I decided that I would go back to bed for an hour & then get up & drive to the race. But, just in case, I texted the Ambitious One & told her I wasn’t going to show up. I woke up a bit later and felt terrible – the architect told me I wasn’t going to the race. Later, I lost my breakfast. It was probably 2 PM before I kept anything down.

I started feeling a lot better after that – and was even able to go have pizza with some friends for their house warming that evening, although I was pretty worn out by the time we got home.

I feel better today, but not great.

I also feel completely lame that I missed my first race of 2009. I now have 400 SBSD crunches & 9 miles to make up. I think that I will have to take today off, too, but starting tomorrow I’m back in the game.

Congrats to everyone who raced yesterday – you all did a FANTASTIC job. I’m just sorry I wasn’t there.

12 responses to “Shamrock 15K Race Report

  1. Oh, honey. That sucks. 🙁 We missed you out there but you had no choice but to stay home. Feel better!!

  2. Yuck…so glad you stayed home…you are right no one does like a barfing runner!

    You will be ready for that 5k in three weeks.

  3. Better to puke at home, then on the rainy Terwilliger curves with everyone zooming by!

  4. Sorry you couldn’t race today. But this is all about you right? And today you just needed to take care of yourself. There’s always more races! Feel better.

  5. Bummer you felt so crappy yesterday! Truth be told though, there were moments shivering in the rain when I envied your flu… thankfully those were very brief and passing.

  6. i know it’s tough to stay home and miss a race you were prepared for (like my marathon a few weeks ago), but you did the right thing. hope you feel better soon!

  7. sorry you’re not feeling well and you missed out on your race, but it’s best to get a full recovery before you start running again..hopefully you’ll feel better after another days rest 🙂

  8. wowie, I really hope you are feeling better!! Hey we both missed our first race, I bet that is actually a sign of how much ass we are going to kick later… yup that’s it!

  9. So sorry chica! That sucks – but I’m so glad you started feeling at least a little better fairly quickly. Some people have had that bug and been stuck praying to the porcelain god for days. Hope you’re back to 100% soon!

  10. Trust me, it was a good one to miss! You did the right thing taking it easy this time. Sometimes your body tells you the right thing.

  11. GR, first I am sorry that you didn’t feel well. That sucks indeed!!

    BUT, you totally did the right thing by not racing. You listened to your body. Don’t even give it a second thought, just forge forward!!!

  12. SUCH a bummber you were sick 🙁 glad you are feeling better now though!