Flu :(

Dang... the last 3 days I've been completely knocked out by some sort of flu bug. I have honestly not been this sick in a very long time!

Tuesday I literally did nothing except sleep and lie on the couch. (For those of you who know me know that I NEVER sit on the couch for any extended period of time doing nothing). Everytime I'd try to eat or drink, I'd feel nautious. My body just hurt, and I'd get dizzy when I tried to move too fast. Yuck. Nate was just as miserable with me on the couch :(.

I was able to run today for the first time since Sunday. My stomach didn't feel well the entire time, but I just wanted to get out, go slow, and test everything out. After the frist 1.5 miles, things were a little better. I finished 4.5 miles, and felt pretty good about it. Stomach not doing great, but at least it's runable. Can't wait until I'm 100%, though... this is terrible!

BTW, before I got deathly ill, I signed up to race the 3k at the U of MN indoor meet on the 15th. EEEKKK! I sort of freaked out after I signed up, but then was like, "Well, guess it's just a chance see where I'm at -- might not be pretty, but there's no use ignoring reality!". Now, losing almost a weeks worth of quality training, I'm feeling even more unprepared -- 3ks are sooo fast! I haven't done speed work since the snow came and ruined reliable footing!! Oh man, this'll be an adventure :).

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!


  1. Isn't that always the way it goes? You feel good, sign up for a race, and then everything goes wrong.

    heal quickly and best of luck at the 3K (my PR at 3K, probably my best race ever, was indoors at the U)