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Can Only Do What I Can Do – Geek Turned Athlete

Can Only Do What I Can Do

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Tomorrow, I have a half marathon that I’m signed up for. The past two days, I have had a horrible stomach flu that has left me sitting on and hugging the toilet. I might have a fever right now. I’m going to wait and see how I feel tomorrow morning at 4:30 when I get up.

Since I have been racing over the last few years, I have never been this close to missing any races. This season is not starting out well with me missing another race after falling off my bike. I am upset about this, don’t get me wrong, but I feel like I should be more upset over possibly missing another race? I’m going to be good to my body, and this is not an “A” race for me. All I can do is do what I can do, if that makes any sense.

If I do end up feeling better tomorrow, I know that my body has been through hell the last 2 days so I’m not expecting much. I’m trying to hydrate like crazy, but it has been kinda hard since it just leaves my body in some form right away.

I’m going to do what I can do and be proud of that.

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  • Lisa May 13, 2011, 8:38 pm

    When I was 250 pounds I was sick all the time because I was unhealthy. When I lost the weight and got healthy I felt better. This year I’ve been feeling not great…injuries, illnesses. I think my body is telling me that I’m overdoing it. I think I need a break.

    Maybe you need a break? And that’s okay if you do!

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  • Leila May 13, 2011, 9:33 pm

    Oh no! That stomach flu has been going around :( I hope you feel better soon! And I think skipping your race is totally acceptable given the circumstances. You don’t want to collapse from dehydration or be completely miserable :(
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  • Erica May 13, 2011, 9:34 pm

    awww :(! Feel better sweetie- take it easy!
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  • ~Jessica~ May 14, 2011, 1:34 am

    I know how devestating it can be to miss a race: I had to drop out of a marathon I’d trained my butt off for last year due to IT band trouble that was misdiagnosed as a serious cartilege problem, and I’m in the same situation this year with some kind of groin strain/ligament tear or hip flexor issue that I’m praying isn’t a stress fracture. I will be heartbroken if I don’t make the start line.

    As you say, we can only do what we can do: there will be other races, other chances to shine when you’re in a better condition. You have nothing to prove to anyone: I’m looking to transition into triathlons and some points and really look up to your achievements in that area in particular.

    Take care and feel better soon.

    xxx
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  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 14, 2011, 5:04 am

    Good luck! Hope you feel better!
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  • Jess May 14, 2011, 12:28 pm

    Awww that’s the worst!! Hang in there :(
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  • Little Miss Runshine May 14, 2011, 2:17 pm

    Good luck!!! Feel better!

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  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama May 14, 2011, 9:28 pm

    Oh honey, I am so sorry to hear! I do hope you feel better in the morning!

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  • Ada May 16, 2011, 5:07 am

    Aww you poor thing:( I hope you feel better asap! Don’t worry about your race, there will be more in the future, getting better is way more important!
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  • Kate @ NaturaStride May 17, 2011, 7:22 am

    The flu is the WORST. Feeling better? There will be more races – listen to your body.
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