Sunday, March 13, 2005

Half-marathan: Jack vs. The Common Cold

It never ceases to amaze me what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it. For days the my cold has been cropping up, the coughing, sneezing, wheezing and misery. This morning I woke up and had to make a decision, half-marathon or lay defeated in bed, another victim of the common cold. The facts:

- Fever: negative
- Cough: occasional mild cough
- Energy level: good
- Appetite: excellent
- Motivation: high
- Runny nose, mild cough
- Congestion: medium
- Support team: activated and on standby

With that in mind I decided to go for it, the 25th annual Bienwald half-marathon.

The results: 1:58:52, just two minutes more than my PR, yeah we rocked! I'm sure my body will get even with me over the next day or two, anytime you push yourself into the red zone your body will take something back. So - cough medicine: check; nose drops: check, kleenex: check: thermometer: on standby :)

I'll try to post more details tomorrow if I'm alive.

Whoohoo! You kicked that bad boy's butt! I think your body was eating viruses for energy. :D Good job, man. Now back to bed!
How excellent! Glad you felt well enough to go for it. Now we'll all wait for you to recuperate to hear the details!
Must of been the lucky vibes I sent to all my blogger friends. Seems everyon has had a great race today. Glad it went well for you Jack and hope your body doesn't give you too much "pay back". At least now you can relax for a few days...Dawn
Good going Jack! I had a feeling you could pull this off. Imagine how well you'll do when you really kick that cold:)Well done.
Wow! Somehow I had a feelling yesterday, when I saw that you were going to chill at 2:15, I thought, nah, he'll be 15 minutes faster than that. I swear! It's something about the "race" that possesses you. Keep your friend and her shovel handy too, just in case! :D Mia
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