Monday, November 28, 2011

ready, set, wait ...

18 weeks from now, I will be toeing the line at my first Half Ironman, Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas.

Today is supposed to be the first day of my training plan.

It's not.

I will not swim today.
I will not bike today.
I will not run today.

Because I'm sick.

I've had a fever for two days.
I can barely swallow.
I am a mucus factory.
My head is pounding.
My entire body aches.

Instead of beginning my journey to 70.3, I am fighting the Bat-Pig Flu.

Someone pass the tissues ...

18 comments:

michelledoesgermany.com said...

Aw that sucks big time. Feel better soon!

fancy nancy said...

Oh no!!!! I hope you are feeling much better soon. Having read your blog for a while though, you have proven that you can bounce back from anything!!! Rest up!

Running Ricig said...

ugh! gross. Feel better soon!

Lauren {sweat junkie} said...

Boo! I hope you feel better soon! Better now than right before the race or during peak training weeks, right?

Marlene said...

Not the best way to start, but hopefully you can get all of the sickness out of your system now! Feel better soon!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Hopefully you'll get all this sickness out of the eay earlier and it will be smooth sailing for your training to the BIG day.

You are un.b.leave.ably brave. Tris freak me out! I sink.

Get lots of rest.

Wym said...

Girl I FEEL you. I hope you start improving. Try to relax :)

JenniferLeah said...

smart to listen to your body though sounds like you don't have much of a choice!!
hope you feel better soon-
batpig flu huh???

SupermomE12 said...

ugh!!! Please feel better SOON! Good girl for taking it easy.

MCM Mama said...

Ugh! Feel better soon!

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

Aaaarrrrrgggggh! I'm so sorry you're sick :o( Nothing is worse than feeling sick when you are mom who and especially a mom who is starting a new training cycle. Grrr. I'm sending you well wishes and hope you are back to your healthy self soon.

Aimee said...

Oh no! What a bummer! I hope you get better soon!

Pam said...

Oh, girl, I hope you feel better soon! I'm fighting a much less severe version of your bat-pig flu. I think it's just a head cold, but I'm beginning to think that a 10-mile run yesterday in the 36-degree rain was NOT my best decision...

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Ugh. So sorry! Not the best way to kick off 70.3 training, but this will not derail the entire 18 weeks. My day 1 of 70.3 training was met with sleet and a sheet of ice about 2 inches thick-no run, no bike, no swim for me either! =)

You'll get there!!!!!

Christine said...

Oh no,hope you feel better soon!

ajh said...

Feel better and good job not training!

runningforthree said...

I hope you feel better soon. You'll kill that half ironman!

SeRUNity NOW said...

Being sick is so frustrating! But kudos for taking care of yourself. Good luck as you get started on your half ironman training. That is so AWESOME! I would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous!