I know last time we spoke, I may have maligned you and suggested that I might have possibly gotten the herp from having to drink water from the same jugs as 8000 other runners, without cups.
But apparently, *I* am the one who brought the herp to DC.
I have am having a bout of herpes zoster.
Or as known to most of the world: Shingles.
I was just getting the beginnings of an itchy spot on my back right before I went to DC.
The good news is that Shingles isn't contagious, so you don't have to worry too much.
Unless you haven't had chicken pox yet, in which case, I am sorry.
I'm blaming the Scottish dude since stress can wake up one's dormant chicken pox virus.
On the plus side, since it has now been confirmed that I will be the only girl on this boat, there will be no pregnant women around for me to infect in especially bad ways.
Anyway DC, I'm sorry for implying that you might possibly be a dirty ho, when really that ho is me.
From Iowa with love (and herpes),
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