The long distance run that did not happen.

stomach virusWell, today was supposed to be a 19km run and well, at 1:00 a.m. this morning I started seeing symptoms of stomach virus (chills, achey, queasy stomach.) By 1:15 I was in the middle of vomiting and everything that comes with a virus. It wasn’t pretty, but there was a show on TV about little kids with illness and in my delirious state I watched and wouldn’t let myself complain. I was busy running back and forth to the bathroom, but I managed to watch the entire SATC marathon – AWESOME!

Anyway, around 1:00 p.m. today I managed to keep PowerAde down; and to my great relief, I also managed to keep the gravol down as well – only waking at 5:00 p.m. So now everything is in the wash, I’ve bleached everything I could and I’m sitting upright for the first time since yesterday – YAHOO!

Needless to say, the 19km run did not happen today. I’m trying to decide how I’ll shape my training week. I am just grateful that it was a 24-hour deal!

The silver lining is that I lost 5lbs. Yeah. I know. It’s just water. And realistically I don’t care that much but it’s pretty interesting to lose so much fluid within such a short period of time.

Hope everyone is happy & healthy out there!