The Loop 15k preview – Running with Ebola

So there is a race I’m supposed to run this weekend. It’s in Dallas. Where the Ebola stuff is going on. They say we’re safe. I believe them. But, I’ve been sick all week with a cold. At least I THINK it’s a cold!!!!

Should I be worried?

Should I be worried?

I tried to continue with my workouts all week, but on my run yesterday, I felt like doo doo. Besides my Ebola sniffles, it was also flippin hot, wildly windy, and freakin Humid with a capital H. Left me nice and shweaty.

My sweat leaves marks.

My sweat leaves marks.

Buuut we had a massive storm blow through last night, and that has brought us some relief. And so the thought of running a race in somewhat tolerable conditions is very tempting.

Also, I ate some pho last night (pho realz, I did). And I slept-in instead of running this morning. So I hope that helps me feel more better. Well, at least as well as I can feel…

I had a real chip on my shoulder (tortilla, not potato).

I hope to get rid of the chip on my shoulder.

I ran this race last year and did ok. But it was muuuch more hotter than it’s supposed to be this year. But two, I was healthy last year. Well, at least as healthy as I can appear…

Say ahhhhhh!

Say ahhhhhh!

So here’s hopin I feel well enough to race this weekend!

How bout you? Do you run if you’re under the weather? Do you run whether the weather? Can you diagnose my illness?


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63 thoughts on “The Loop 15k preview – Running with Ebola

  1. That Ebola stuff is super scary!! Of course it had to be in Dallas!! I run when under the weather only if no sore throat and no fever. I have some limits on what weather no to run in (extreme cold, super icy or blizzards). You probably just have a cold that you caught from that dirty chip on your shoulder. Hope you feel better!

    • I know right, out of all the places, it had to be down the street. Could be worse though. I don’t blame you for not running in blizzards and ice – but isn’t that like half the year for you? πŸ˜‰ Ha, yes, I should’ve used the 10 second rule on that chip. Thank you!

  2. WalkToRio

    I hope they are giving a race t-shirt and an “I survived Ebola” t-shirt too. I was looking for an “I survived the swine flu” t-shirt like crazy last year when I ask my doctor to kill me and he refused.
    Anyhow, I hope it isn’t a manflu you are developing, there’s nothing worse than that.
    At least you’ve left a site for pilgrimage behind you.
    Have a nice race and a great weekend.

    • Hahaha, that’s be awesome! Maybe I’ll make some up. Haha, yes, I think it is a humanflu – or humancold rather. I’m feeling better now.
      Thanks bud!

  3. Eeek!! I hope you feel better soon!! That’s no fun at all!! When I’m feeling bad, I usually exercise until I feel like I’m going to pass out and then I stop. It’s probably not the best thing to do, though. I’d say if you’re really not feeling good, don’t run the race. That’s a tough one! Feel better! XOXO!

    • Thank you! I was out of it for a few days, but I’m better now. Haha, you’re crazy! But I must admit that I also exercise when sick unless I absolutely feel like crap to the point where it hurts to move. The race got cancelled anyway due to a bad storm that knocked down trees everywhere the day before the race 😦 Oh well. XOXO

      • Hope you’re feeling much much better now!! Wow, trees down!! Ugh, scary!! Glad you’re okay!! xoxoxo

      • Thank you!!! It’s nice to no longer be light headed all day.
        Yes, there were trees and branches everywhere! Crazy!
        Thanks!!! XOXOXO

  4. Yikes. Hoping you don’t come down with anything more serious than the sniffles! I typically don’t run if I’m feeling yucky, but then, I usually take just about any excuse to sit on my butt, so my advice might not be the best. If you do decide to race, I hope you have fun!

    • Ha, thanks! I’m feeling better now, but was dizzy for a few days. Illness as an excuse? I guess you can use that. πŸ˜‰ Thank you! I’m feeling better now, but I was out of it for a few days.

  5. You do realize these are going to be the pictures they use when you’re the next Ebola patient. All the Tv’s will say: “Stay away from this man:–>> cue the picture with his tongue out!” I’ll miss you when you’re gone, Scott. JK please don’t die! Get better! Idk how you could run when you’re sick I just hibernate until I’m golden again πŸ˜€ Best of luck with whatever happens!

    • Bwahaha! I didn’t think of that, but you’re right! If i’m ever involved in any kind of big scandal, my instagram pics are going to be all over the news!
      Ha, don’t worry, I’m feeling better now! I always assume that running when sick will help me feel better – doesn’t always work. πŸ˜‰
      Thanks again!!

  6. Buck up camper and kill that race! And I wouldn’t go to the ER unless you absolutely had to…just saying’!

    • Thanks yo! The race got cancelled, but I still ran and felt decent. But then I got real light headed for a couple days. I’m better now tho! And yes, I’ll avoid that hospital fo shizzle!

  7. Yuck, I hope you feel better soon! I try to take it easy when I’m not feeling well, but I HAVE run a race with a fever though-probably not what the doctor ordered but I didn’t want to miss it!

    Now people are going to be able to find your blog by searching “Ebola”! πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks Jamie! I was dizzy a few days, but better now. A fever run would probably suck. You’re body’s already heated up before you even lace em up!
      LOL, you’re right. I’m sure I’ll get some new searches now!

  8. Scary ebola stuff! I’ve had a cold too…uh oh!

  9. Oh Gosh! I just saw on national news about transformers blowing in Dallas during the storm. That and the Ebola. Play it safe out there!

    • You saw that??? Yes, that storm caused my race to get cancelled 😦 There were lots of knocked down trees and stuff.
      Thanks for look out for me!

  10. Sorry you’re sick. Sorta unrelated, whenever I read the book The Stand (about a pandemic that annihilates most humans), I end up with strep throat. I’ve read it 3 times. I was thinking of reading it again, but then my husband reminded me that I should wait until I don’t have a race on the schedule because I don’t have time to get strep right now.

    • I’ve been told I’m sick for years. πŸ˜‰ Haha, my wife is like that. If she hears about somebody being sick, then all of the sudden she thinks she has the same symptoms. Since we have two toddlers, she thinks she’s sick a alot… πŸ˜‰

      • It wasn’t just in my head though! I actually went to the doctor and had the strep tests come back positive all three times and everything. It was years apart even. Maybe every time I’m unknowingly infected with strep, I get the urge to read The Stand… πŸ˜‰

      • Haha! Yeah, she really gets sick too, but it’s always funny to me. I think maybe the two of you make yourselves sick with your minds!

      • Har dee har har. Tell your wife to smack you over the head for me 😜

  11. I was just watching new news and there are more Ebola scares now. Yikes! Hope your cold clears up. I have that hippo sitting on my chest sensation and I wish he’d go sit elsewhere.

  12. Ugh I hope you feel well enough to run! I’ve been sick all week too, and I’d be lying if I say Ebola didn’t cross my mind at least once. :/

  13. It helps you sweat it off. :).

  14. Hope you’re feeling better and able to race this weekend! I always enjoy your blog…even under the weather you manage to have a great sense of humor! πŸ™‚

  15. Feel better!!!!! and stay clear of Ebola!!!!

  16. I hope your tongue was not really that white, that it was the flash on the camera. Lookin’ dehydrated. Hello….Scott? You there? Hey, you ALiVe????

    • Haha, I think I had just eaten an altoid or something. πŸ˜‰
      Yes, I’m aLiVe, I just got bored with your blog. JK! I’ve been super busy and I’ve been really light headed all week. Just now feeling better. I seriously almost puked/passed out in yoga class. Not sure what they would’ve called that pose.

      • “I just got bored with your blog. JK!”

        I dare you to get bored. πŸ˜›

        You prolly need more sea salt and electrolytes.

        – Corpse Pose

      • Haha, you always would tell me that I’ll get bored of you someday…

        Yes, more nutrients is what I need.


      • Hey, I’m human. I’m sure that’ll happen ha ha ha. Drink Kombucha!

      • We’ll see…Glad you aren’t completely bored with me yet. Check out my post today, it doesn’t have any fart jokes or innuendos or anything! See, I can be mature.

  17. Hope you’re feeling better and able to race. Steer clear of the Ebola!

  18. I actually don’t run when I’m sick. I’m a big baby and take time off. Hope you don’t get ebola πŸ™‚ Seriously, hope you feel better!

  19. I’m afraid you are correct and you do have Ebola. You must have given it to me cause I’ve been sick since Sunday. I have missed every single one of my runs this week and it’s stressing me out! But not much that I can do when deep breaths cause me to get massive spastic coughing attacks. Rest up kid and see ya on the other side πŸ˜‰

  20. missadventuresinrunning

    Hope you feel better soon! Don’t be like the woman I run with who got a “code brown” two weeks ago on the long run. Now, we say code brown all the time. We even talked about code browns at a dinner last night, much to the dismay of all the non-runners there.

  21. It is no coincidence that swamp butt post run always leaves a heart shaped stain. Take that how you will!

  22. Hey – your sweat made a heart! Look – your sweat loves you. Oh snap, the person above me noticed this too. Hope the race went well!

  23. They say it’s safe. Don’t we ALWAYS believe what THEY say? You probably developed a new kind of virus or something that can only be cured by posting embarrassing pictures of yourself for the world to see. And I run unless I have a fever, which has been over two years ago. Not sure what I would do about a head cold and swimming though. I’d sure pity the person who swam after me. Maybe hand them a kleenex as we pass?

    • Haha, I try to be skeptical of They. LOL, I’m sure that is the case – I have a unique disorder, partially caused by lack of shame. Ha, glad you’re fever free! And yes, snotting up the pool is nasty. Snotting up the roads is ok.

  24. Hope you’re feeling better! I was sick not too long ago too…on vacation. Big frowny face. I still ran through it (except when my fever was really bad), but I cut my mileage WAY back. Long runs while sick? Yeah, I don’t think so.

    • Thanks Karla! Boo to being sick on vacation! Yeah, sometimes your body just need some rest. I was following your vacay on IG, still looks like you were having fun!

  25. I hope you’re feeling better and your run went well! I’ll still run or workout if I’m just feeling sniffly or coughing a bit – I actually find it relieves my symptoms a bit! But if my body is feeling tired or achey I take a break.

    You REALLY don’t want a hypochondriac like myself diagnosing you. You could have anything from a cold to allergies to Wegener’s granulomatosis (according to webMD). πŸ˜‰

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