So the cold is almost gone now and, knock on anything that might be conceivably considered lucky, it stayed securely in my sinuses and away from my lungs. The hamstring is still a worry, but it definitely is improving. Last week was a pretty severe taper week considering I covered less distance than I will in the actual race, but hopefully all that rest will do me more good than harm in the end. I'm limiting any stretching, so I don't just make it worse, but I'm feeling a little more optimistic about it than I did even just yesterday.
I'm tracking Adeel, Chad, blogless Paul and my speedy hometown/facebook friend Amanda as they run Boston today. I feel a little wistful that I'm not there, but I'm definitely grateful now for the extra five days of rest. I had a dream last night that I finished my race in 3:03, which isn't what I'd like at all. But in the dream I also forgot to ask anyone what my time was until about four hours after I finished and I hadn't kept track of my splits during the race at all, so both of those scenarios are pretty unlikely.