So It’s October 18th. I started feeling sick when I woke up on October 8th but I just assumed it was my allergies and took some decongestant and figured I’d be ok the next morning. Well the next morning came and I felt worse. And then I ran a half marathon the next day and another half marathon the day after that. I went into work that Monday and was just absolutely miserable. In hinesight I probably should have gone to see a doctor first thing on Monday but I went the entire week feeling weak and feverish, coughing uncontrollably blowing my nose so much it was raw. All the mucous made me so nauseas too. I FINALLY caved and went to the doctor on Friday and sure enough she said I had a sinus infection, my lymph nodes were swollen and I’d need antibiotics. I can’t remember the last time I got this sick.

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So my running basically took a backseat while I tried to just get through the day without collapsing. I managed a 4 miler on Thursday and another 4 miles today. There was no 10 mile long run.

thurs-sunAnd frankly I’m just going to have to be ok with that. I have 2 more days on the antibiotics and I’m hoping I’ll be feeling 100% by mid-week. But seriously, I’m so exhausted from being sick I feel like I could sleep for 24 hours straight at this point.

I took it fairly easy this weekend. Spent most of it on the couch doing freelance work on my laptop. I did take Duncan out to the park both days though. We both needed the fresh air.

we dodged acorns that were falling from the trees. Those things can hurt!

we dodged acorns that were falling from the trees. Those things can hurt!

Foliage is just starting to change

Foliage is just starting to change

Autumn is my favorite season hands down!

Autumn is my favorite season hands down!

Working

Working

Some of my favorite flowers are still kicking around way past their prime

Some of my favorite flowers are still kicking around way past their prime

handsome

handsome

Working

Working

2 weeks until the NYC Marathon! Holy sh-t! =)

Are you freaking out about anything? I’m panicked that I have too much work and too little free time for the rest of the year.

Do you get sick a lot?

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Im sorry you got sick :( good thing you are on medication though gotta get your strength back! even better you have an adorable puppy to snuggle they make everything better!

  2. Ugh, there is definitely something going around. I feel like everyone is getting it regardless of how healthy they normally are. I’m knocking on wood as we speak. Hope you feel better soon so you can get back to training. And 2 half marathons back to back….seriously, nice job!

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