Friday, September 01, 2006

If you're going to get sick....

Best to do it with a Jewish Mother! Did my body and mind purposely do this knowing it's the best place to break down?? Probably! Not that I was terribly sick, but a chest cold took over me for about three days while I was visiting my Mom. She suspected something when I asked for a blanket while we were watching TV. Before I knew it, I had an echinacea pill, a Vit C pill, hot tea with honey and lemon and her favorite "dickie" shoved in front of me.

I finally ran again on Friday....5 miles....felt so ready to do more but I didnt want to push it as I have 13 miles tomw with my group and a Half Marathon on Monday. I highly doubt I'll make the cutoff time, 2.5 hours, but I'm going to enjoy myself.

When I got back to Chicago, I got a call from one of my girlfriends that there's an extra entry into the NYC Marathon floating around if I was interested for a mere $250. I think I'll wait until I make it in by lottery. That will be either next year or, for sure, by 2008. Gonna kick some butt on those bridges!!

6 comments:

Rose said...

Hmmmm - that's what I'd do for my daughter and I'm not even Jewish. I'm thinking Catholic moms and Jewish moms are not so different. Do what she says and all will be well.

Jessica Deline said...

There was something in the most recent runners world about selling marathon bibs for as much as $500. that is crazy to me...

neese said...

aw, sorry you were sick...hope you are up to 100% by now. did i read correctly the half marathon is on monday? seems like a strange day... OH it's Labor Day... i guess that makes sense. sorry i'm rambling in your comment box lol

looking forward to your half report no matter how you do!

Firefly's Running said...

Hang in there. I hope you feel better.

Good luck at the race.

robtherunner said...

Good luck at the half on Monday. I hope you are feeling better.

Todd said...

You will do awesome on the half amrathon and make my pr look like crap