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Expect to Outrun My Nose!!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

My very first race was the Senior Games 5K in March 2011. The night before I suddenly came down with a stiff neck, sore shoulders, sore hips, and various other aches and pains. My dear daughter, the massage therapist, came and rubbed and bio-freezed me and I was fine. At the time I wondered if it could be psycho-somatic or all in my head. In speaking to other runners, it seems to be a common affliction to have mysterious symptoms develop pre-race.

This time my foot that I was quite concerned about has healed. However, now my throat is sore, I'm sneezing, and my nose is running. Could this all be in my head? Well, literally it is in my head, but I don't think it is hypochondria this time. Hubby had a cold a couple weeks ago and Natalie was sick last week.But I really don't see it slowing me down. I think I'll shake it off. Truly if I'm feeling awful, I could walk the HM, but I don't think that's going to happen. I just have a positive feeling that it is going to be fun and I'm going to be fine.

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AQUAGIRL08 2/25/2014 8:48AM

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/22/2014 9:09PM

    I hope you wake up feeling great. Have a fun race!

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STRIVER57 2/22/2014 4:03PM

    so glad your foot's better!


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GABY1948 2/22/2014 4:00PM

    Praying for you, Marsha! You are GOING TO BE FINE!!!!! emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 2/22/2014 3:02PM

    You'll enjoy the race no matter how you do it. You have such a drive to push yourself. Have fun.

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NATPLUMMER 2/22/2014 12:37PM

    You'll be fine….but you might want to carry some kleenex ;-)

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BLUENOSE63 2/22/2014 8:57AM

  I normally don't advocate medicine but take the nose spray just for the race to keep your passages open.

Good luck.

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SHRINKINGSHERI 2/22/2014 8:17AM

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/22/2014 7:05AM

    I agree with MSLZZY. Good luck!

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MSLZZY 2/22/2014 7:00AM

    Take some Kleenex along and run like the wind!

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WATERMELLEN 2/21/2014 10:03PM

    So glad the foot is better (you run on those, right?) Here's hoping that the nose dries up before start time!!

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MYTURNNOW2013 2/21/2014 8:38PM

    This may sound strange, but warm jello always helps me when I have a sore throat. I mix up a package of sugar free jello and sip a cup of it while it's still warm. It coats the throat.

Hope you feel better!


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ONEKIDSMOM 2/21/2014 8:25PM

    Jitters is a contributing factor, I'm betting... once you start running, you are going to be FINE! Anyway, that's MY story and I'm sticking to it. emoticon

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_LINDA 2/21/2014 8:13PM

    Hope you can shake this before the race, but it doesn't sound good when your loved ones have been already sick :( Load up on Vitamin C, water and plenty of rest!

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HARROWJET 2/21/2014 8:10PM

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TRAVELGRRL 2/21/2014 7:40PM

    No matter what happens, you will have fun and you WILL be fine! Go get 'em!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 2/21/2014 7:29PM

    I don't know about Florida, but here in Austin, I would immediately suspect tree pollin. They are starting to show up in the counts. Do you ever rise your sinuses?

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/21/2014 7:23PM

    Hope all turns out well. Have fun.

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MEXGAL1 2/21/2014 6:38PM

    Great positive self talk. I am sending you tons of positive thoughts for tomorrow.
Best of everything to you.
Sallie

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POSITIVE41 2/21/2014 6:18PM

    Hope you shake the cold before the race! Best of luck.

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