Friday, February 11, 2011

Racing while sick isn't a bad idea...right?

Hood To Coast Movie Trailer from HoodToCoastMovie on Vimeo.

Last night I was lucky enough to catch an encore screening of the Hood to Coast movie.  Having run a relay race last month, I loved being able to see what this race encompassed and laugh at all the runners who experienced exactly what I went through during my race.  The movie follows four different teams--a group of older guys who run 7 minute miles, a family running in memory of 30 year old Ryan Bowe, a group that did not train at all, and a group of women in their 80s (including a woman whose heart stopped for 2 minutes during the race the year prior).

It was so much fun to watch this movie.  If you are a runner at all, I think this is something you should put on your "to-watch" list.  It also is a race that is likely to go on my bucket list.  It looks absolutely beautiful!!  After the end of this movie, I was super stoked to run the Wasatch Back relay this summer.  Can't wait for the chaos!

Speaking of chaos...tomorrow Hubster and I will be running the Sweethearts 5k.  We both also happen to be nice and sick.  However, I'm not going to let a stupid cold get in the way of my goal to run one race per month.  I'm lucky that this is only a 5k--I can (hopefully) handle suffering through a run for roughly 30 minutes.  There is talk of running the race course twice to get in bigger mileage for the week (especially because I missed a run earlier), but I think I'm just going to have to see how I feel tomorrow.  I don't want to give myself pneumonia!

In either case...have a great Valentine's Day weekend!


  1. Pay close attention to your body (before deciding & during). I was told once that as long as you don't have a fever - you should be ok.

  2. I see that older lady, Kathy I think, almost every day running across the Hawthorne Bridge when I'm walking to work. Her story is pretty inspiring! In her 70's and she's still running!

    I got the H1N1 and was sick for 2 weeks before my first 5k race. I wasn't sure I'd even be able to run it but I did and it was HARD. I did not have my stamina and energy back at all.

  3. Enjoy your race, but do be careful. I played netball once when I had a chest cold and ended up in hospital with pneumonia a few days later. Just listen to your body. Good luck though if you do run.