Frostbite 10K–It’s Not Going to Happen

///Frostbite 10K–It’s Not Going to Happen

Frostbite 10K–It’s Not Going to Happen

I wanted to so badly to somehow still run the Frostbite 10K this weekend.  I have been struggling with my health, and particularly my voice, since I got sick a week ago Monday.


Am I the last person still watching this?

Instead of training I’ve caught up on all sorts of TV shows….

Revenge- I’m so worried about Jack and Amanda on the boat!

Grey’s Anatomy- Can a hospital seriously turn away trauma patients?  I’m so confused.

Glee- I’m fascinated at how they continue to bring all the characters back and keep them in the story line. I love Rachel’s rendition of “Torn.”

American Idol- I loved watching the Charlotte audition because I saw part of those being taped back in September.  Read about that HERE.

But I digress…

I kept wishing that somehow, someway, I’d turn a corner and be able to TALK and run the race.  But this wish just didn’t come true.  I just can’t run the race.  I am not the kind of person who likes to walk away from commitments and not do things I say I’m going to do, but health trumps my hobby any day.  It’s really hard to for me to say no sometimes.

Staying positive though…  I had a huge amount of success with incorporating speed work and tempo runs into my running while training for the race.  I actually even found that I enjoy this new aspect of training. I know when I run a 10K, (hopefully really soon—just not this weekend) I will be able to PR.  I’ll just have to take this as a lesson in extending a modifying a training plan for a race in a few weeks.

Here is a recap of my training for the race:





More good news, and my favorite part of running small community races, is my entry fee will still go help an awesome cause even if I’m not running.  This race benefits Wellness on Wheels!

Good luck to all of my friends who are doing the race this weekend.  I will be with you in spirit.  RUN LIKE THE WIND… and stay warm.  It’s looks like the “frostbite” name is really going to be accurate this year!

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:33-04:00 February 15th, 2013|Fitness, Running|7 Comments


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  4. Dan February 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    I know it’s sad/painful/hurts…but you are doing the right thing! Get well soon!

  5. tim thew February 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Hey Julie! Sorry to hear you are sick! I just went through that myself. Not fun! You know Frostbite has a 5k. Why not run a slow 5k … a gentle run/exercise will improve respiratory function and increase recovery. I will be there as a runner and a trainer for LPC. Let me know if i can do anything for you in any way.
    Feel better!
    Tim Thew

  6. Nikki February 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I hope you feel better soon and just remember warm weather will be here soon enough.

  7. Sharon James February 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Hope you feel better real soon!!! I know how you feel I was on my way to the raindeer run in fletcher back in Dec. and my hubby took me to the ER instead and I had to have surgery in a few hour of getting to the er. so that put a that made me very upset that also put my 10K race in January on hold I am still going to get one in soon.

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