Monday, November 24, 2008

AND now comes the sickness...

In reading about the post marathon recovery, I read how many people get sick after the race because the marathon taxes your body and puts a whammy on your immune system. I was determined not to get sick. I completely rested all week. I took my vitamin C. I got plenty of rest.

I decided this weekend to get back out there and do a couple of easy runs. I was getting a bit antsy and the scale was NOT kind to me (evil, sadist that it is). Saturday was a slow and easy 2 mile run/walk with the dogs. Sunday I went out for a 4 mile run and kept the pace decent, but not too fast. My legs are still pretty tight.

A couple hours later I started to get that scratchy feeling in my throat and my head started to feel like someone had put a vice on it. Not good. I drank my weight in NyQuil and went to bed, hoping that this curse would be lifted when I woke up. Nope. Now, on top of all that, it seems that I'm coughing up small alien life forms.

So, I'm drinking my hot tea right now, all bundled up in my flannel jammies hoping to nip this head cold in the bud before it gets any worse. Ugh.

Today I LOVE: Tylenol Cold and Sinus!!!!


Marlene said...

Aw, yuck. Sorry you're feeling so crappy! Get well soon! Rest & fluids!

BeachRunner said...

I hope you feel better soon.

Tater said...

ICK! Sorry to hear that. Hope you can get some R&R in and feel better soon!!!

Willie said...

Whiskey is a wonderful cold fighter. It's the same ingredients as NyQuil and it tastes better.

Sorry you're sick but great job on the runs. You should be ready for your next marathon in a few weeks. Dallas is on the 14th... I'm just sayin'

Southbay Girl said...

I am so sorry you are sick-being sick sucks!!! But Nyquil ROCKS!!! and so does curling up in bed in your pj's!!

get better!!!!!


Southbay Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a great day!!