Friday, April 17, 2015

I really don't like signing up for races ahead of time.-Que Sera Sera

Well I was looking forward to racing a 5k tomorrow morning.....  But, I am 99% sure that I am not racing tomorrow.
In my last blog post I mentioned that my daughter was ill. She had the stomach flu (Gastroenteritis).  I  did everything in my power (short of wearing a Hazmat suit) to not catch the sickies.

I ran six miles on Monday, and on Tuesday morning I registered for that 5k

Tuesday on my lunch break I did a fully body strength training workout.   I worked out my upper and lower body doing circuit training.
For my first circuit I did the following exercises

  •  Flat bench dumbbell  presses, 
  •  One arm rows
  •  Step ups with a knee lift on a bench,
  •  Decline push ups
  • Bulgarian split squats

For the next circuit I did the following exercises:

  • Flat bench press with a barbell
  • Back rows with a barbell
  • Hamstring dead lifts
  • Bicep curl with E-Z curl bar
  • Shoulder raises with EZ curl bar

For my last circuit I did the following exercises:

  • Romanian chair leg lifts 
  • Push ups
  • Mountain climbers
  • Back extensions

I didn't do any cardio, and this workout kicked my butt.  Going into the workout I had a mild headache,  I figured that I was hungry, but after I worked out I didn't have much of an appetite and my headache was getting worse.  By the evening, my stomach was beginning to cramp  up and by Wednesday, this was me... So sorry for the TMI

I figured that this would be a 24-48 kind of bug, and by Saturday morning I would be fine.. It's Friday, and I'm doing somewhat better.  But, I haven't eaten much in the last few days, and I don't want to tax my already compromised immune system to race a 5k.   So I'm not going to race tomorrow... The only bummer about this 5k is that it is a fast course. I have missed out on racing this event in the past, because they usually host this event on Memorial Day weekend and this year they moved the race up a month. Que Sera Sera....

I think I will Race for the Cure instead in two weeks...

Thanks for reading, and sorry for the TMI.


  1. Hope you feel better soon. I can't catch your germs via the Internet, right? ;)

  2. Get well. I no longer sign up for races early - too, too risky!