Friday, June 17, 2011

Mood swings

I was so excited yesterday, but notwithstanding that enthusiasm, I am also still very worried that I'm going to be to sick to race. I am still pretty darn sick, ugh! I have a doctor's appointment on Monday, and I think that's one obvious checkpoint: if she and I at that point both think it's a really stupid idea, that is a time to pull out. I am so dispirited thinking about it, but I have to be realistic: I have been sick for almost two weeks now, and my lungs are still in very poor condition. It is a widely prevalent attitude in the endurance sport world that if you can actually stagger onto the course, it is still a good idea to race, and I must confess that I have much of that attitude myself, but I don't want to do anything that might prevent me from being able to have a good daily exercise routine for the rest of the summer, which is really important to me too...

Updates to follow. Right now I am going to go and feel Glum!

4 comments:

carlsincharge said...

I am pulling for you! I hope you can race and have a great time doing it. I'm out. No racing for me as I was in a bike accident on Wednesday. I still plan on coming and cheering, but I'm pretty heart broken ( with a separated shoulder.) I hope you fare better!! Sending you healthy vibes!

Jenny Davidson said...

Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Black Knight said...

I hope you will not be sick to race. Good luck.
The usual thoughts: is it better to race or to take care to enjoy the trainings?
Difficult....
Only you can know what is best for you.
Have a good week end.

Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

How are you feeling at the end of the weekend?!