By tonight I am feeling about 80% back to normal. Hopefully a full night sleep will restore me to at least 90% by tomorrow. I made chicken soup for dinner and the kids had toast and apple sauce. So far, fingers crossed, we seem to be over the worst of it.
Of course my run plans for tomorrow morning are probably not realistic. Despite wondering, "maybe I can run, if I sleep well, hydrate and my symptoms are totally gone", I'm erring on the side of, oh, sanity and skipping the run. I barely ate today and I'm sure I can't rehydrate in a matter of a few hours. It's a bummer as some of the women on the run are doing Kaiser and I was looking forward to meeting them. Ohhh, "Women on the Run"....I like that. What about "A Woman on the Run" for a new blog name? I'm mostly over re-naming my blog but the idea still comes up now and then.
Anyway, I have a bit of good news. I emailed the volunteer coordinator for Escape from Alcatraz (EFA) and it turns out they still had some spots available. So I'm now all set to volunteer in the transition area from 4am (gasp!) to 10:30am. Here's what I'll be doing:
"The Transition Area is the central hub of the Triathlon. This is where the athletes will transition from swimming to biking and later from biking to running! It's an exciting spot with lots of activity!Doesn't that sound like fun? I'm actually pretty excited to be volunteering at an event. I also signed up to volunteer at Vineman in July. When EFA came through I figured I'd cancel Vineman but now I'm thinking I'll still do it. I volunteered for the finish line at that one so that should be really exciting. We'll have to see what the family schedule looks like as the day gets closer.
Volunteers in this area will be helping athletes as they arrive first thing in the morning to rack up the bikes. They are likely to be excited but a bit disoriented, and you'll be helping them find their way around and answering questions as they get their bikes into the proper positions.
After a brief break, you'll be waiting for the arrival of the athletes as they return to transition from swimming to biking. They'll be cold, wet and a bit disoriented, but you'll be on hand to host the area and guide them. Where to enter the transition area and where to exit -- holding flags to show exactly where in the area they can mount their bike and begin the 2nd leg of the race! You'll also be on hand to direct traffic as the first wave of athletes return from the bike course to transition to the final running leg!"
That's all I got. Hope you are having a better weekend than I am.