Hello from my couch. I am on day 3 of a stomach bug that doesn't seem to want to escape me. Monday night I was up all night with my youngest who was throwing up. The next morning I put her on the floor of my living room to rest. An hour into school day, the school nurse calls saying my oldest is feeling sick. I spent Tuesday afternoon helping her throw up in a bucket and not on my floors. By late afternoon, she was moaning, but feeling better.
I hopped on the treadmill for what would be my last run of the week. I got in my 12 mile run pretty easily. I felt strong and averaged a sub-9 minute pace. I got done running and headed to the kitchen to replenish some of my lost calories. That is when it hit me. I could barely stomach a Luna bar and one bottle of water. I thought what I was feeling in my head so I got ready for class and started driving. I made it 10 minutes into my drive and turned around. I headed to my couch and spent the evening there. Getting sick after a 12 mile run has proven to be harder on my body that I would like. I woke up incredibly dehydrated yesterday with cramps in my lower back. I was hoping I would wake up feeling better today, but again, I am back on my couch and unable to eat. I have my Nuun in my water bottle and am hoping I am missing some electrolytes and I can get rid of this awful feeling very soon.
Steph, Janine, and Meaghan. I have done this race a few times, so a good time would be nice, but not expected anymore.