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Saturday, June 7, 2008

I never get sick!

This week has felt like a wash. I am still fighting whatever it is I have come down with. At first we thought it was strep because my throat was the only thing that was really bothering me. Then a cough started and now it's a productive cough. Whatever it is, it has decided to settle in my lungs. I almost lost my voice on Tuesday. I have been on antibiotics since Wednesday, but I am thinking it is viral because it seems to be going the wrong direction.

I did get out on Monday. I went to the gym for my strength training class and then tried to run, but only got in a couple of miles. This was before the cough and lungs were really involved. I also went out on Wednesday and really did well considering my lungs were now joining in on the fun. Jen called me on Thursday to see if I wanted to run our long run together that day instead of Saturday. I wasn't feeling that great and I knew a long run would be suicide, so I declined. Friday I went to my strength training class and then ran for five. I wasn't feeling all that great, but it's almost like my body needed it. My 'doc' wouldn't agree. He told me it would be hard on my lungs to run. I couldn't help it and so I went anyway! What a rebel I know! I took it easy at first but didn't stop until I got to the farm and that was only because I saw some bunnies and had to watch them for a few. I ran the rest of the three or so miles home. That totally surprised me. I didn't think my body would be able to do that. My lungs were fine. However by the last hill, my throat was really burning. And my hip flexors were pretty much screaming for me to stop the whole way. But I just ignored them.
So that brings me to today. I stayed up pretty late last night. My hubby was at an all night camp with my youngest and I went to a movie and dinner (well, really only dessert...creme' brulee~ oh heaven!!!) with a friend and so got home late, and then stayed up even later! I tend to do that when he is gone. Sooooo.... I slept right through my Zumba class! But, the way I was feeling this morning, it wouldn't have mattered. I don't know if I would have even gone anyway. Today is the worst I have felt all week. Not good, considering I need to get in a long run! I am still thinking about heading out and trying it, but I am wondering if I feel this way because I pushed it yesterday. Even though I was amazed at how effortlessly I was able to run yesterday, it's looking like it may not have been the best thing for me. Guess I should have listened to the doc! It's now 9:15 a.m. and perfect weather, but just not feeling up to it. But, if I know me, I bet I end up trying it, especially after all that creme' brulle! I do really feel like crap though. Not easy for someone like me, who never really gets sick, to be forced to take it easy. I'll let ya know later what I end up doing. At the moment I am ready to go get in the shower and let this body rest and try and recover. That's what I know I should do! Happy Saturday all!
Total distance Friday: 5 miles

3 comments:

The Hoyt's said...

Jodi,
I'v heard thats going around.. I hope you get feeling better. Oh the snake blog was disgusting. It gave me the willies..I have heard it tastes good but that is one thing I will never know.. lol

Jen said...

I feel so bad you've been sick! I can't believe how easy you said the 5 miles were! I would have been coughing up a lung and having to walk. Oh wait, that's not even when I'm sick! Hope you have fun this week running with Redford! Be sure and let me know if you spot him!

Princess Vien said...

hi jodi..

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