i've run the south nyack 10 miler a couple of times in the last few years. this time it was a sudden - as of yesterday - addition to the race schedule when the norwalk half marathon was postponed until next weekend because of tropical storm hanna. it was also a sudden - as i stood in line to register - decision to skip the race, despite being there - ready to run.
without going into detail (since i'll write it up separately), after a battery of blood tests and some chest x-rays, my doctor gave me the news that i had become seriously anemic. the next day i visited a gi specialist, who then scheduled a complete gi work-up for me next week to rule out internal bleeding as the culprit.
so, until cause of my anemia can be determined (the numbers, i'm told, are way too low to be explained by running alone) and corrective measures prescribed, i have to ratchet down the running. that should be pretty easy under the circumstances since i've had trouble just getting in daily 4-6 mile training runs over the last few weeks.
with that mini-drama playing in the back of my mind, i decided the wiser course was to skip the race. instead, as don, emmy, and rob ran the ten miler, i jogged an easy five miles around the neighborhood. plenty of races to run after this problem has been correct!
don, staci, and emmy.
francoise, crossing the finish!
rob and emmy, finished!
staci and emmy, finished!
rob, don, and francoise.
my favorite photo :D
staci checks out the mysterious van that sported michelob ultra taps along sided (and, yes, they worked)!
will add link to results when they are posted.
update: check out the journal news race coverage.