Today was the Boston/New England Color Run. I was so excited many months of ago when my friends banned together and decided to run this fun 5k. One, I had been feeling it was time to sign up for my first 5k, and two it was an extra bonus that all of my friends wanted to do it too. So we banned together and signed up as a team, and I picked back up with my C25K program to be sure I was definitely ready in time for the big day.
Funny how things NEVER go according to plan.
Since my doc called on July 10th with my mono test results, I've been laying low, not really sure if I'm "better". My sore throat/swollen tonsils have long since recovered, so the main issue left is the exhaustion...but when you're spending all day sitting or sleeping, it's hard to test if you have energy to do more. But, since I decided that it would not be a good idea to run the color run, I wanted to still go cheer on my girls, so I set out this morning on the biggest excursion I've had since pre-mono to test my state.
Verdict is in. I'm not ready. Blah. It left me totally drained and exhausted. My saving grace is that I actually want to be on the couch glued to the tv. Hello Olympics!! Riveting volleyball game earlier today against Korea, I think that's my fav thing I've seen so far. Oh wait. Lies. It was definitely Mr. Bean's cameo during "Chariots of Fire" during the opening ceremony. Classic.
I was talking to my sister online today recapping the morning and how it destroyed me. She told me I was getting no monopathy from her. This is the new word she has invented. It means no mono sympathy. Hahahaha.
Anyway, I'll keep testing my limits. Tomorrow I may try doing some light yoga for 20-30 minutes, work my way up to an hour. Really desperate to ease back into being active.
What are your favorite Olympic sports? Favorite Olympic highlights so far?