Friday, January 31, 2014

Snow in Your Eye 2014

Tomorrow is the final race in the Mud in Your Eye Cross Country series, an 8k. 
I was feeling very good about my positioning going into this race, but the universe must have thought I was too arrogant and needed to knock me down a few pegs. If I want to win my age group I am going to really have to dig deep. My almost 2 minute lead might not be enough.
Last Wednesday I woke slightly sick and during a coughing fit I wrenched my back and that little sickness turned into a big lethargic fever that lasted for 3 days. The back pain, regardless of the 4 chiropractic sessions, muscle relaxers, heat, ice, electric stimulation, stretches, and anything and everything else I know to do is lingering.
Oh and if that wasn’t bad enough, did I mention the 8 inches of snow that Virginia Beach got in one fall?  Eight inches that has the kids out of school and work cancelled. That snow is going to make the course a mess. It was 33* yesterday, today it will be in the 40’s and tomorrow has the high near 60*! The course is going to muddy and therefore slippery, just what my delicate back does not need.
Snowmageddon 2014
So I am slightly undertrained, have a sore back, and the course is going to be a technical nightmare, everything epic stories or long winded rants are made of! Please wish me luck and send positive vibes my way! I’ll post the outcome as soon as I can! Hopefully, it will be a good one. ��

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. Romans 5:3