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I know while training for the Triple Crown Series and the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile race there will be setbacks.  I do not know how many there will be or when they will happen but I encountered my first one.

This past week went nothing as scheduled.  The week started promising with a nice run on Monday.  It felt good and I set my schedule.  Run Tuesday, run Thursday and then figure out if I was going to run a double on Saturday.  It was looking good, an increase in runs and miles.

Monday after my run I remembered hearing that Peyton Manning was doing an interview on a late show.  Since my blood is orange I was going to stay up and watch it.  Turned out to be a later than usual night for me and boy was I tired Tuesday.  I thought to myself that was a heavy price to pay for staying up late but it’s all good because I am a Bronco fan.  I will get my run in Tuesday night and feel good Wednesday.

Wednesday came and I still felt dog tired.  Then that evening the body aches and chills arrived.  My daughter was teasing me that if I fell asleep at the dinner table she was posting it on FB.  Thursday was worse and I had to leave work early and Friday was the worst.  I couldn’t answer the bell and missed work.  There went my training for the week.  It was gone just like my energy.

Mission accomplished for team setback.  Yes, I went back a few steps but when I had an opportunity to check postings and blogs I was able to see my fellow runners continue their training which was helpful and encouraging.  I will be back!  So remember keep running my fellow runners because you inspire me.  Go BRT!!!!

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Comment by Brianne Pierson on May 18, 2014 at 1:53pm

Sounds like you got the crud that was being passed around at my school. Rest up, Bubba! Hope you are feeling better!

Comment by CJ Hitz on May 11, 2014 at 6:55pm

Get well Gene...you'll come back strong brother and the body will reap the benefits of rest. See you on the trails

Comment by Shelley Hitz on May 11, 2014 at 6:52pm

You've got this!  We are all cheering you on!

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