Monday, February 11, 2008
The worst news would have been that a week before this stupid race, I broke my leg (or anything, really). But this is pretty bad. I started coughing on Thursday afternoon and by Friday morning, it was all about the fever, chills, aches - your basic symptoms of the flu. But it wasn't the flu - isn't the flu. It's a "flu-like virus" that's given me bronchitis. Yup, a week before the damn marathon and I have bronchitis. At this point, I guess I'm just hoping that it will subside enough for me to finish in the seven hours allotted to marathoners. I can't believe this.... I'm so, so sorry. I'm really going to try to do what I need to do. Good news is that it should not be a big deal that I haven't run since last Tuesday as this is the taper. I just need enough of this to go away to finish. That's all I care about now.