1) Good news for Bay to Breakers: they released the medal design. I saw it Tuesday over my lunch break, after I got really ticked off at work. A meeting had been planned for a week, and the organizer decided at the last minute I needed to be there. I almost missed her email since I was working with a direct report in their office. So I'm sitting in this meeting without planning or knowing what the material was.
Looks like Disney isn't the only race where runners run in full costume.
2) Then, I ran outside! It was 54 degrees when I got home Tuesday, and I immediately threw on running gear and headed out. I paced my first two miles equally, then lagged a little bit during the third mile. Not surprising. This was the first run I'd done outside since Vegas. I know my pacing will come back, and it felt easier getting to 3 miles compared to my treadmill runs.
|I finally got to test this out|
4) Thursday I left work early since I felt quite ill, and when a coworker said I looked pale, that sealed the deal. I guess the crud got me this week. My stomach was feeling wonky Wednesday night, but I felt so much better Thursday morning. Then it hit me around 11, and after eating an early lunch to see if I was sick or hungry, I gave in and admitted I was sick. My stomach felt worse than it did Wednesday night. I went home and slept for 2 hours, which is very rare. If I do nap, those last 20 minutes, not 120 minutes.
5) Needless to say, I skipped my 2-mile run Thursday, and vegged after I woke up. I was afraid if I slept any more, I wouldn't fall asleep Thursday night. Instead, I heated up some of the flu fighting chicken and rice stew I'd frozen, and that was dinner. I'm staying home today to have another day to rest up. I felt better than I did yesterday, but my stomach still isn't 100%. I need to take things slow this morning.
I'll just blame February for this too since I was feeling sick on the last day of February. I won't hold this against March. The runner in me desperately wants me to get better for tomorrow so I can get my run in tomorrow. I've missed one already, and my stubborn self is asking itself if I can be up for the run. Ha! I'm not going to push things.
Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.