Nathan is in no condition to run, but will run, anyway.

Did anyone catch that my post’s title would make a good Facebook status update?

So tomorrow is the second race in the Winter Series races.  It’s a 10K.  In two weeks, the final race will be a 15K.  I’m sort of taking a chance, here.  I’ve (and this is going to sound strange to some) always wanted to run a race, sick.  Part of running, for me, is to challenge my body to do things it’s never done.  I’ve heard about people who race sick and have always marveled that someone would put themself through it.

I am currently dealing with a series of things that should make tomorrow challenging.  My left shin, which I’ve waxed eloquent about for a few weeks, my right knee and its IT Band issues, my asthma has been very strong for a month (inversion), and finally, I’m all stuffed up and feel like I have a cold/allergies.  So it’ll be interesting to see what I can accomplish in this state.  I’m no hero, folks.  I just play one on the street.

This might be a good time to mention that, now that’s it’s 1:17 AM, today is Valentine’s Day.  I’m so thankful to have a wife who supports me in my running.  There are not many women who can handle someone who keeps so many hobbies and extra-curricular activities.  Wendy has been a great supporter of my sport, ever since we married in 2001.  Thanks Wendy, and I love you.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

And Happy Valentine’s day, everyone!

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