This morning I was sure that I would be able to do my run tonight. I had some errands to run so I packaged up the kids and whisked them away to the grocery store. I got about a quarter of the way through my shopping when I suddenly felt as if I were going to vomit. I got dizzy and the cold sweats - then the body aches came back with a vengeance. Apparently, grocery shopping was too much for my body to handle. Hopefully I will be back on track tomorrow. I really wanted to go running tonight but I know that would not be a wise thing to do. I suspect I have the flu (even though I did get a flu shot). I also suspect that I may never have actually HAD the flu before since I don't remember ever feeling quite so lousy.
Now for the AMAZING news - and I DO mean amazing! I got the results from my race. My official time was 43:32! WHAT!!!!!! I was shooting for sub 50 and I got sub 45!! NO WAY!! In all honesty, when I crossed the finish line I totally expected my Polar to say 46 minutes, I was shocked and a LITTLE disappointed by 49! My average pace truly seemed to be around 14:55 - the only time it slowed was when the wind was brutal or a few times when I started getting lost in my own head. (yeah, I'm THAT kind of runner lol) I don't know how my watch could be so different. Who knows, maybe I need to re read the instruction book. There ARE a lot of bells and whistles on that thingy! I can't imagine the time from the race keeper would be off. There were only 65 ish people in the race so it's not like there was a lag time from the air horn to when my foot crossed the start line - it was a matter of seconds really. I'm pretty sure I was in the third row of people - we probably could have done the whole race in three rows if we all stood shoulder to shoulder! HA All in all, it was a GREAT experience! My dream of a 10 minute mile suddenly seems possible! YIPPEE!
Ok, well, my baby girl is screaming again. She just feels plain lousy - quite honestly, so do I. I won't lie - I have not been tracking my meals very well for the past two days. I promise tomorrow I will go back to normal. It doesn't help that the house is practically bare. I TRIED to go grocery shopping today but I didn't make it. I'll have to give hubby a list and send his butt out the door! Oh boy, now my son is crying too. How many weight watcher's points do you think a shot of rum is? HAHAHA Joking, I'm still nursing my daughter - I don't get to drink for a while. :-P
Thanks for reading! Have a WONDERFUL night! Hopefully I'll be back to myself tomorrow!!! -Monica