I trained all winter and got myself into pretty good shape for the Phoenix Half Marathon next weekend. Based on a lot of my training times and the perfect PR course in Arizona, I would have been close to personal best. But I got sick 16 days ago and as I write this can't hear out of a clogged right ear and still feel like crap. I usually don't skip runs when I'm sick, but this one wiped me out completely and I've only ran three times over the last 16 days for a total of 17 miles. And other than that, I've not worked out at all. Plus, I think I've gained about 7-8 pounds, which is awesome ... sarcasm.
So as of now, it looks I'll just be "jogging" the race ... which pissed me off more than you can imagine. I don't pay the money and train my ass off just to jog a stupid race in the middle of nowhere just to bring home some stupid piece of crap medal. I don't need any more medals. Except for a marathon, I have NO INTEREST in running races unless I can win my age group or PR. I mean, crap, I practically run a half-marathon every weekend of my life anyway.
So I'm pretty upset about it obviously. Oh well, there'll be other races.