Sunday is step #2 in my goal of running 4 half marathons this year. I ran the New Bedford Half in March and this weekend is the Shape Up RI Half Marathon in Providence.
I was so excited to use this race as my long training run as I prepare for the Key Bank Vermont City Marathon. I was also hoping that this weekend would be the race I could use to set a new half marathon PR. My current PR was set in Salem, MA at the Wicked Half Marathon. I’ve run this race twice and only missed it last year because I was still nursing a foot injury. This is such a great course, so challenging, beautiful and perfectly organized.
However, this morning when I woke up with a sore throat and stuffy nose those hopes deflated a bit. The Hubby got sick last week starting off with very similar symptoms that quickly became a chest cold and cough which he is just now getting over. My fear is if my immune system can not fight off this bug then I may not be racing at all this weekend and then I will be a big Cranky Face! So Germs Be Gone!!!
I have been taking extra vitamins today and was all about the Zicam (homeopathic) and gargling with Apple Cider Vinegar. At this point all I can do is keep the faith that my immune system is strong enough from all the Clean Eating and running to fight, fight, fight.