Originally I had planned on running the 15K but 1 week into the training class I came down with bronchitis so I decided to run the 5K. I've been having a lot of problems with my asthma and allergies for the past two months but it didn't keep me from running. On Thursday, I saw my doctor and he said "I know that I can't tell you to run on Saturday because I know you'll run anyways. Just don't push it. Walk if you need to. If it's too cold, don't even go." I said, "Um, yeah, ok. I'll try." Friday night I washed my clothes, set up my running outfit by the wall and then watched the news. Holy. Moly. They were predicting that by race time the weather would be in the 20's and the windchill in the teens. Now I know there are people all over the country that say "just wear layers; it is winter by the way." My response is, It has been incredibly warm. We've been training it 50-60 degree weather and a few times in the 70's! I definitely was not prepared to run in the cold. This morning I woke up at 4:30, got dressed, stepped outside and boy was it cold! I checked my e-mail and there were weather concerns from the medical director. I decided that running outside would probably kill me or make me super duper sick so we stayed in. Boo. I was really looking forward to eating all that chocolate after the race. Hopefully next year I'll be able to run in the cold.
The more research I do on the best places to live with allergies, the more excited I get about leaving Texas. I love Texas but I also love being outside and not taking 8+ medicines a day just to keep me breathing.