Bummer Summer: Or Why You Should Always Buy Travel Insurance


Well, this sucks.

Eleven months ago, a group of blogger buds and I decided to all try to get into the Seawheeze Half in Vancouver. I’d heard such good things about it, but it’s really hard to get into. I set a calendar invite, and managed to get in, and we booked a house immediately. 

I waited until a few months ago to book my flight, and I’m so glad I chose travel insurance. This was in the middle of when I was searching for Australia flights and I knew I would definitely be getting travel insurance for such a big trip. Another $30 onto my airfare? Seemed well worth it. 

Last Saturday morning, I woke up with a really sore throat after having been sick a few weeks ago. I tried to ignore it and went to the wedding, did my long run, attended a celebration of another friend’s mother’s life briefly…until I couldn’t ignore it any more and came home and collapsed. I canceled all plans outside of work for the week and hoped that if I hunkered down, drank lots of fluids etc etc, I’d feel well enough to go. 

But instead I only got worse. The sinus pressure was so bad that it hurt my head to cough, to laugh, even to bend down to pick something up off the floor. So I went to the doctor today and she told me I had a sinus infection and couldn’t fly. In truth, I think my body needed a giant sign to slow the eff down, rather than push through right now, so it’s probably for the best. Thankfully, my travel insurance should cover this.

Doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s just another race/trip.

Brb looking for my next race. 

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