Not So Ready for Race Day

Tomorrow, I’m running the 1st Annual There’s No Place Like Home 5K. Or, rather, I’m going to attempt to run I knew when I signed up for this race that I wouldn’t be ready. I knew I would not have completed the Couch to 5K program. But I thought I would have been farther along -- I’m still on week 5. Last Sunday, after successfully completing day 1 of week 5 – and feeling really good about it – I was confident that I’d be ready to run the race on week 6. And then I got sick. My voice started to go Sunday night and by Monday it was gone, replaced by a deep, persistent cough  -- my stomach muscles are getting quite the workout. I’m still coughing but at least I can talk above a whisper now. I was hoping to finish tomorrow’s race under 44 minutes. I came in just under 45 minutes the last time I ran a 5k. Now, I’ll be happy if I can get through it without igniting a full-blown coughing fit. I’ll let you know next week how I did. … [Read more...]