My friend, Shelly Plaut, and I decided to run in the Rock N River Reno Run 10K marathon. We trained for a couple of months and did an awesome job, I was so proud of us! Shelly took 7 minutes off her fastest time and finished in 50 minutes. She finished in 8th place in our age bracket out of 88 runners. Everyone in my family got sick the week before the race, including me. I never did get the throwing up part. I just had a high fever and a horrible headache. We had to be at the race in Reno at 6:30 in the morning. When we left our house that morning my temperature was 101.9. Brent was sure I was going to get pneumonia but I was NOT going to miss this race after all the work getting ready for it. (Running is NOT my favorite thing to do!) My fastest time had been 1 hour and 14 minutes and i ended up finishing in 1 hour and 1 minute...32nd place. (That was 13 minutes faster than my fastest time and I beat 56 people in my age group.) I was pretty proud of myself. And although I thought my chest was going to collapse and my head was going to explode I didn't catch pneumonia!