Did you know that sinus infections cannot be cured by LSD runs?
tried, but was unsuccessful. See, I had this tickle in the back of my
throat on Monday, but I kind of felt that way all last week and nothing
transpired. I even felt 'regular' over the weekend. So I pushed the
thought aside that I might be coming down with something and rocked out
my 13.5 miler on Tuesday. Wednesday said, 'oh no you didn't!'. Big
head of boogers, tender checks, coughing, sneezing, and the itchy throat
got much more noticeable.
I hauled myself to the Minute
Clinic at CVS--this was the second time I've been and have had awesome
luck with great people working there. I was feeling rundown, but we had
a corporate visit on Thursday AND I was not contagious so I stuck it
out at work. It wasn't pleasant and I was absolutely exhausted when I
Yesterday, I felt about the same in the morning, but
thought I could manage at least a 3 miler when I got home. I was
supposed to be doing 6 miles of speedwork, but that was clearly not in
the cards. I muscled through the 3 miler, ate some dinner, and blobbed
on the couch the rest of the night.
This morning, I still felt
like big ol' boogers, but I met some girlfriends for breakfast at
Waffle House. I had a waffle and some bacon with coffee. Fast forward a
few hours later after I've done my self review for work
(uggggggggggggh) and I decide that I could push the speedwork off again
and do it on Sunday, thus 'freeing up' Sunday's 5 miler for today (are
you still following?). I get on the treadmill--it's raining and I'm
feeling wussy--and start going. My stomach is hollow and I am so hungry
at the 2.5 mile mark that I ran downstairs to eat a granola bar. I
then run back upstairs and finish my run. It was ugly, but I did it.
I have to face the 6 miles of speedwork on Sunday. Hopefully the
antibiotics will kill this thing and I will have some spring in my
step. I'm definitely worried about hitting my times even though they
have no bearing on anything else other than personal pride. In fact, I
know I could just skip the speedwork this week and be just fine.
But....you know I'm going to be pushing myself to get those times!
Peace out, it's date night time!