Upcoming races– Castle to Coast 8.2 miles
Surf City 13.1
This week’s focus– Working on base building
Yeah, this will be quick.
Sunday- 3.65 miles
Well, that didn’t go according to plan. The sore throat I’d been fighting/ignoring for a week or so turned into so much more. By Tuesday, I felt horrible and ended up leaving work early. I treated myself to In-n-Out on the way home and spent the afternoon sleeping. Somehow In-n-Out has become my go-to sick food. Which considering I drive past one 2x a day, only getting it when I feel completely crappy is a win in my book. 😏
Wednesday, I felt slightly better and I headed to work. I finished out the day, came home, posted a blog post and was hopeful for at least getting on the bike on Thursday. The denial was strong at this point, my right eye was starting to swell. I went to bed with an ice pack and hoped for the best. Thursday morning arrived and my eye was damn near swollen shut. I hate calling sick on a regular day but we are also running short staffed right now and I was supposed to have lunch with my uncle. We have been trying to plan lunch for years but it never works out so the last thing I wanted to do was cancel. So I dragged myself to work. Bad idea. I made it half the day before being booted out the door. And I had to cancel on my uncle. Boo. Once again, I was on my way home early. No In-n-Out this time just more sleep. I learned my Up band is smart enough to know when I am napping though.
I made it through work on Friday only to go home and crash. Seriously when did walking to the copy machine become so exhausting? No lie, I slept for 11 hours on Friday night. 11! How is that even possible? I did feel a little better on Saturday though. That didn’t stop me from sleeping for a freaky amount of time on Saturday night though.
Today, I got out for a slow 3.65 mile walk. It was in the low 50’s and perfect running weather but I was bundled up like it was in the 30’s. 😝 But I had zero coughing fits! Which was great since I somehow forgot my water bottle on top of my car. Oops. And I could have checked the weather better as it started to rain on me on the way back. 😢
So, yeah not the way I had hoped to greet the first week of 2016. I seem to get super sick every January. 2 partial work days is better than I fared last year so calling that a win? Now the test is to ease back into things this week… oh with a race in 5 days. Sure no problem, right?
Tell me all about your running adventures this last week!
Or non running ones too, I watched way too much tv. 😆