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IM Moo Recap, Part 5 - The Future

So... Here it goes. After today, I will be officially signed up for IM Moo again next year. You may have noticed that I was a little reluctant to come right out and say it. I'll tell you the reason. I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I had told Steve that the two of us could do this together. One more thing to do before we finally settle down (for the record, I don't know if we'll ever fully settle down). Well, the night of IM, Steve had to go back so he could teach his morning class. The plan was that I would sign up on-site the next morning, and he would sign up online. Well, he had some computer problems, and in 45 minutes, the race was sold out. My heart sank when he called my cell on my drive back to tell me he didn't make it in. I felt so guilty. Since I had signed up with the intention of us doing it together, I thought about backing out. I didn't think it would be fair for me to get to do it again with him sitting on the sidelines. Good news! He officially got into the community fund yesterday. Let the journey begin. We will be at the start line together next year:)

Two weeks. The Twin Cities Marathon is in two weeks. I have run 5 miles since the Ironman. I'm not really worried. I ran a full marathon just over a week ago. The plan is to get in some cross training and maybe a decent bike ride this Sunday now that my buns are healing. I'm not out to PR this year. I just signed up to give me something to look forward to and to be part of their 25th anniversary.

On the immediate agenda - get rid of this nasty cold!!! They say that after a big event like a marathon (or Ironman), wedding, finals, etc, you are more likely to get sick. I guess I'm their poster child right now. I started to get a sore throat Sunday. I went to work yesterday but blew my nose the whole time despite some pretty strong cold medications. I came home last night and realized that I was running a fever of 101. This is normally pretty high, but considering my body temp is normally lower than the average, this is "I shouldn't have gone to work today" high. I called in today. My fever is coming down, and my body aches are subsiding, but I still don't feel up to par, and I don't need to be spreading this nastiness to my coworkers. I'm such a wimp when it comes to being sick. It's pretty pathetic. I'm just so used to being healthy. Being knocked down every once in a while is probably good for me. It helps me to appreciate my health instead of taking it for granted.

9 comments:

qcmier

Sorry to here about you fever. Rest up!!!

All those folks going back for IM WI again - almost makes me want to slip in to the race in '07. Best of luck to you and Steve!!! I'll be following along.

21st Century Mom

Congratulations on getting back in for next year and for being able to do with Steve.

I hope you feel better soon.

xt4

Whahoo!!!!!!!!!! That kicks ass for both of you. I'll be following along - maybe this time I can snap some photos of you guys!

RunBubbaRun

Cool, glad that you both are going thru that crazy ride called IronMan. Paid my fees today, so I'm there for '07. I'm glad I'm not the only one running a marathon in a couple of weeks.

Rest up, just remeber you will be running the marathon as an IRONMAN, what a great feeling.

RunBubbaRun
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Tri-Bob

Awesome race and awesome recap. Congrats!!! I hope to race IM MOO in 08! I will depend on you for some inspiration (how's that for pressure!).

Great job,

Tribob

Pharmie

Tribob, I actually do my best work when I know others are depending on me. Stay tuned!

Siren

Nice to know I'm not the only one with a lower than normal temp. I swear nobody ever believes that I have a fever - I hope it's not the same for you!
Hope you feel better soon.

jbmmommy

Great recaps of the IM event. I'm looking forward to following your training and IM next September.