I am so sick.
Not just like 'oh I have a cold' sick. Sick as in I had a fever for two days. I have no energy. My get up and go has gone.
Water. Saltines. Fruit. That has been what I have been able to keep down.
Well, first, the obvious: My adorable toddler gave me his crud (he's soooooooooooooo good at sharing though, on the brightside!).
But also, I have a habit that affects my health in sometimes negative ways: I can't say no.
Or, it takes a LOT for me to say no.
When someone asks me or challenges me to do something I have this need to say yes.
Part of it comes from my love of doing a million things at once (I am the worst at being sick because I cannot just lie in bed all day like one really should to rest.) The other part of it? Well, I don't know what it is but starting today I am going to practice saying no. Loudly. And with authority -- not just in the question-markish kind of way I usually say no.
Sadly that means I am bagging out on a race for the first time EVER. I was supposed to do the corporate challenge race Thursday where a group of teammates and I from the Globe race against other companies.
But being as sick as I am, and given my desire to do really well for the BAA 10K I have to say no to this race.
If I want to get healthy, I have to start moderating what I can and can't commit to better (seriously, who trains for an obstacle race, triathlon, 10K AND full marathon at the same time? Oh yeah, I do.)
Do I feel badly about bagging out of this race? Well, I.... NO. My health depends on those two letters right now.
Do you have a hard time saying no? Why?