Usually I am thrilled it is Friday, the end of the work week and time for a weekend of play but not this week. I am home sick with bronchitis, sinusitis and an ear infection which is making me dizzy every time I stand up. I went to the doctor this morning who gave me multiple prescriptions including an inhaler, nasal spray, antibiotics and cough medicine. I was also instructed to take Mucinex D and (3) Advil twice a day, suffice to say I am seriously unhappy especially by the amount of drugs I was “ordered” to take to cure this illness.
Even though I already knew the answer I did manage to ask the P.A. who saw me if I could run my 10K tomorrow. She kind of looked at me like I was crazy and said absolutely not, I then asked if I could walk the race and once again she absolutely not. I am disappointed to say the least but as all my Twitter friends have said, there will be other races……yeah I know but I really wanted to run this one.
I am not the only one having a tough Friday, the horse that was supposed to run for the Triple Crown tomorrow, I’ll Have Another, was scratched today. Apparently the horse was showing signs of tendonitis on his training run Friday so he will not be running for the Triple Crown and will be retired instead. At least it was nothing more serious but still sad that this horse had a chance to do something that hadn’t been done in 34 years and just like that the dream of a Triple Crown winner tomorrow is gone. Needless to say I was not going to go to the track anyway because of my illness but I am really not going now.
What I am hoping to do this weekend is rest, recover and rejuvenate so on Monday I can start over.
I hope everyone else has a great weekend!!! Good luck to all the runners actually running the NYRR Mini 10K and any other run you may be going this weekend!!! I will be living vicariously through all of you!
Are you racing this weekend??