|Date:||9/7/2008 6:00 AM|
|Course:||5 Half Training|
|Pace:||11:19 / mile|
|Shoe:||Mizuno Wave Renegade 4|
VO2 Max: 26.4
I was so sick yesterday, that I missed Manny Ramirez’s three run home run. I slept on and off for most of the day. I thought my Half Training would end today. I knew I wouldn’t get up. Kim called yesterday, and I told her I couldn’t run today due to a crappy head cold.
I looked at the clock at 6am. I suddenly rememembered VIPER, who is supposedly running the Buckeye Half Marathon this morning in Ohio. He is running injured. Or has been injured. I dunno. I got up, shoved Zicam up my nose, and remembered Nitmos, who last year responded to me wondering if I should run when I was sick. He said to do it. I remembered that this morning. Then I remembered that I haven’t been sick. Not once, since I started running.
It was ugly, and I stopped at nearly every sprinker, wet my fingers, and sucked them dry. I was tired, but I wasn’t going to stop.
When I turned by the Truck Stop, and readied myself to go over Highway 99, I decided that I would wave to every driver that came by. I ran another 13 minutes, and every single driver waved back to me. They must have thought I was a little off my rocker. The one that did it for me was this portly fellow, a trucker, who was giggling as I waved to him.
I suddenly realized that I would rather be running with a head cold, than sitting in a vehicle watching someone run, and wishing I could still do that. It became a game with me, and Madonna’s Give it to Me came on, and I was home free.
Now, when I stopped I thought I would die. I sat down on the sidewalk when it was over. I was exhausted. But, I was done.
Week 4 of Half Marathon completed.
I dunno. There’s probably some connection between being healthy, and running. I called Kim when I got home.
She didn’t run, because she thought I wasn’t going to run. 🙂