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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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