The bad run coupled with the video that I watched of the half marathon race course (the course went on and on and on forever) sent me home and made me feel absolutely defeated and incapable of completing a half marathon.
Luckily I spent Sunday with a friend that was in the DC area. This is the friend that did cooper River bridge run with. (And we are planning next year to do it again). She was so encouraging about me doing the half marathon that I started to push aside the negativity.
All was good when I got home Sunday night. The cough that I had been dealing with for the last two weeks was there and the rash that I had developed as there and I was tired but life was ok. I fell into bed and was asleep my 9:30. I woke up and life feel apart. Exhaustion pervaded every fiber of my being. Staying awake for more than an hour was impossible. I ended up going to the doctor. I'm now on oral steroids for poison ivy (which is actuly on my face, chest, legs, torso....im not sure where I picked up poison from). And the big kicker? I have pneumonia Yes, I actually asked when I can run again and told the doctor that I have a training run scheduled for tomorrow. She laughed and said no running Tuesday or Wednesday but maybe Thursday if my body responds to the meds quickly and if I feel up to it. She did say she doesn't expect me to feel up to it though. And I did assure her that if I feel like I do today there is no way I would even contemplate running.
So the training schedule is taking a hit of a beating....but I'm not out yet!!!!! As long as my body responds to the meds quickly and I can knock this out of my system I should be ok!!