I did the Challenge of the Bluffs yesterday. It's only 5 miles, but the first 3/4 of a mile is straight up hill. (The name should give you a clue.) I felt slightly queasy before the race. I just dismissed it as pre-race nerves, which very likely it was. The race was tough (I've only been back to running for 6 weeks.) I pushed myself and didn't stop to walk at all. As expected my time was significantly slower than previous years. No disappointment there. I was just glad to finish.
Here's the weird part: As soon as the race was over, my body freaked out! I started getting chills within minutes, and I just spiraled down from there. I was VERY sick yesterday. Fever, aches, chills, headache everything. I felt like I was going to pass out just getting up to go to the bathroom. It's the next day, and I am still feeling pretty horrible. So I'm wondering if pushing myself so hard at the race did this to me. (I have a hard time swallowing that theory. I've pushed myself pretty hard before without this happening.) Or was I already harboring a virus, and racing just pushed me seriously over the edge? I just hope I don't get everyone in my family sick especially Clayton. I had to snuggle him a lot yesterday and through the night to feed him. He has been sick for a few days, so I hoping that I just caught what he had, and not the other way around. (Did that make sense?) Okay, got to go lie down.
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