Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday...REST day

Today I decided as I was not feeling my fit/healthy self..woke with a sore throat, I decided I would not go run with my group of ladies...this was really hard for me, but I knew it was the right thing to today I have taken off totally from all I do feel guilty!!!

I am so proud of my son who only started running 3 months ago...
He is 31 years old, was a smoker and gave it up when he started running...
Today he did The Gun Run in Cape Town
21 km's ( 13 miles )
In 2 hours and 13 mins.
He was hoping for 2 hours and 30 mins as has been sick for two weeks and could not train.

My baby girl...she is turning 24 the end of October
She started running 4 months ago...
And today ran her first race, not even I have run a race...
She did 10 km ( 6 miles )
In 1 hr and 17 mins
She said she was so nerves to start off that her HR was way way too high.

Now she tells me the next 10 km run will be on the 31 October and she has written me in for that that will be my first ever race and I will be doing it with my baby girl...I want to ask my son to run it with me as well.
I am so excited...and nervous.


  1. I think it's very special that you are going to do your first run with your daughter. RAces are so fun but they are even more special when someone you care about it doing it with you!
    Enjoy your rest day, you have earned it!
    Feel better soon!

  2. I'm so glad you're resting today. I bet your body thanks you. Don't feel's what you need to do.

    How exciting to run with your daughter. That will be a moment for sure!

  3. That's awesome! So cool you have a running family. Good luck on your race!

  4. Your children have an excellent example to follow. Take care of that body Marcy! Do not feel guilty. Resting when you're sick is just as important as working out when you need to.

  5. It's going to be so much fun for you to do your first race with your daughter. It's going to be special! And ... you can participate in the virtual pink dress run now.

    Hope you're feeling better today.


  6. You will LOVE the experience of running an official race! It's so fun. Great job to your kids on their races!! I hope you feel better asap and I'm so proud of you for just taking it easy and taking care of your body.

  7. Good for you- for resting...
    How wonderful about your kids...I too started running when I quit smoking- they are much further ahead though :)

  8. hope you are getting better… sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

    usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup ( ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

    i hope it works on you as well.

  9. I am glad to hear that you have listened to your body & took the day off!

    How exciting to run your first ever race with your daughter in your country to top that off!!! It will be the best race ever!!