steamtown marathon

Bummed :(

Tomorrow (Saturday) was supposed to be awesome. I was going to run my first full marathon. I didn’t say anything about the race in the blog world because last time I did, I didn’t end up running the marathon. I wanted to surprise everyone.

Anyways, let me retrace my steps back to Thursday. I began packing for the marathon on Thursday afternoon because it was supposed to be in West Virginia. The plan was that my family was leaving Friday afternoon and staying in a hotel and then I was running the marathon on Saturday.

Random running picture…

On Thursday afternoon, Hannah came home from school complaining that she was nauseous. I didn’t think anything of it and left that evening to teach Spinning. I came home around 7:30 and found out that Hannah had thrown up and wasn’t feeling well.

Random picture of Hannah and me..

By 9:00 p.m., I threw up and was feeling awful. All night Hannah, my mom, and I got sick. I threw up 5 times–until I didn’t have anything left in my stomach and I was heaving and unable to breathe. We had to throw away four garbage cans and Hannah decided to just get sick outside since it was easier. Bleh.

So, I was supposed to be leaving in a few hours to travel to West Virginia to run my first marathon. I began training in August and I have been tapering the past two weeks. Now I can hardly walk around my house because I’m so tired from getting sick.

Training..

After the first time I threw up, I thought that maybe that would be it and I’d be okay to run. Now I’m having trouble thinking about food/water, so I know their is no way I’d be able to re-fuel enough before the race and I just have no energy.

I feel as if I keep getting “blocked” from running a marathon. I was signed up for the Steamtown Marathon in October 2010 and injured my knee a month before. I was going to run God’s Country Marathon in June, but I didn’t want to miss Hannah’s dance recital. In August, I wanted to sign up for the Akron Marathon but it sold out. I signed up for Freedom’s Run Marathon that is tomorrow and became ill 48 hours before.

This is a bummer. It’s not the end of the world. Its just running and races are held every weekend. I look at it this way–maybe God is preventing me from going because something bad would have happened before/during/after the race.

For now, I’m just working on regaining my strength and feeling better. Thanks for reading this Debbie Downer post! I hope everyone has a great weekend ❤

Bible verse of the day: Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21