I remember hearing about this runner on the news the previous weekend. I read the article and it then hit me. I can't run this race. I am not at 100%, I should not run. Don't risk it.
Luckily I did take my advice. I woke up in the middle of the night soaked. I was sweating out a fever all night long. I would not have run that race well at all and who knows how I would have ended up after the race.
This may sound strange but the hardest part was saying "I will not run this race" as opposed to not running the race.
I know there are other races but it was still hard since this would be my last half marathon this year and I really enjoyed the Niagara Falls Half Marathon last year and I was looking forward to running it again this year!
I will be lying if I say I was not disappointed but I guess we all have these moments!