Some races aren’t meant to be

This past weekend was supposed to be my fourth half marathon at Myrtle Beach.  I’ve been training for a couple of months and everything was going good until I came down with the flu.  It really wiped me out.  I did no workout of any kind for 2 weeks straight and then the week before the race I was still very tired.  But we had already made plans to go camping at the beach as a bonus for my race.  We headed out last Friday night and I decided to run the race as best I could.  I picked up my bib on Saturday with every intention to still run.  Then during the night my youngest daughter woke me up vomiting and my older daughter had hives!  I still woke up at 5 am to see how they felt before making a final decision.  I finally came to the conclusion that maybe this race just wasn’t meant to be.  I felt I should be a good mommy first and there will be other races.  It’s hard to admit defeat!  But as I walked on the beach with my family looking for shells, instead of running in the race, I thanked God for that time and those memories.

My next race is the sprint Tri in September, I think.  Wow!  Lots of time to get ready.  Some of my old running pals in NJ asked me to do the Philly marathon with them in November.  At first I said no right off the bat, but now I’m giving it more consideration.  It would be so nice to run with some of them again!


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