I posted my race pics on FB, but I pulled out my top 3 for my bloop.
Here's Adam and I before our races:
I like this pic because I actually look like I'm running fast:
last, but not least, my ultimate Loop photo. Double BP, my hair flying
high, and the biggest smile 'cause I know I am about to PR:
the 2 days since the race, I've managed to sign up for next year's race
(hey, it was only $40 if you were one of the first 100!) and gotten the
afternoon, I felt a little tickle in my throat. I was thinking it was
just allergies. Then before I went to sleep I started to feel even
achier than the normal post-marathon aches. Like my shoulders hurt, my
arms hurt, I had a headache, etc. I slept terribly and keep waking up
writhing in pain. I went to work feeling like death and left as soon as
another manager came in. Then I went straight to the doctor to get
checked out. The culture for the flu actually came back negative, but
she said that she was pretty certain given my symptoms and sudden onset
that I should play it safe, take Tamiflu, and rest/stay home until next
week. Ugggghhhh!!!!! We'll see. I don't want to get anyone else sick,
but if I feel better, I will go stir crazy if I have to stay home.
I napped and drugged myself up, I finally felt good enough to catch up
on some more bloops. Then I got started researching which race(s) I
want to commit to. I have never been a part of an official Loop meetup
so that is my main goal. Running, schmunning! That crap I can do in my
sleep.... I have the tentative idea of attending West Virginia Trilogy
and racing one of the days and be support crew/cheer squad for the
others. But that all depends on our anniversary plans so I cannot nail
that down one way or the other until later.
the other race I am considering is Rehoboth. I usually would never
consider asking for a weekend off in December with my retail job to go
race, but this is something that is so appealing to me. The only caveat
at this point is that my brother-in-law has been in talks about
considering getting married over Thanksgiving Day weekend so again, I
will just have to wait until a little later on to decide if I'm going to
green light this decision.