... I actually skip a road race. That is right friends.
I am down for the count.
I started feeling a little tickle in my throat, itch in my ears and some stuffage (real word?) in the nose late last week. But, I shook it off to being tired from so much racing/traveling the past month or so. I upped my water intake - like it could get any higher - and tried to rest as much as I could.
But this past weekend, I went to New York to run the Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn 10k with Got Chocolate Milk and Team Refuel. I had a great time that I will write about in its own post. However, a weekend away for me means: Sleeping on friend's couches, early morning wakeup calls to catch a bus, train or get to the race itself, lots of walking/commuting and exploring. I mean I was in a new city so I was hanging out with friends, enjoying the sights and running.
So as I sat on the bus ride home from New York on Sunday, I could feel the sniffles increasing, the headache getting stronger and the throat tightening up.
But I had a race on Monday. I was running the Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women with Reebok and Fitfluential. I got home at 5pm on Sunday, laid out my clothes and laid down.
Oohh did my bed feel heavenly, but from my chest to my head I could tell things weren't getting better.
I thought I can run through this.
Then I woke up Monday morning and it WASN'T happening. I couldn't even stand up without getting a massive headache. I couldn't breathe, swallow or even talk. Yes I think my wife liked that part the best. ;)
So at 7:45am I decided I would not run the race, I would get my Weight Watchers meeting covered, I would skip Spin and I would rest.
All unheard of for me, but I had to listen to my body.
What did Monday consist of for me? Snuggling with puppies, drinking Orange Juice, eating an entire box of crackers, watching Fringe on Netflix and sleeping.
Oh and meds.
I thought as the day went on I was getting better. I could skip heading to the CVS Minute Clinic. I'd be fine to work on Tuesday.
I apparently was so loud trying to breathe last night that my wife slept on the couch. :( Oh and she also could tell I was really sick when I opted to not run my race on Monday. Yup, she knew.
So again today I got my Weight Watchers meetings covered, headed to CVS for meds and am currently snuggled up in bed again.
Shortly I will head to the CVS Minute Clinic because I don't have time to be sick.
I've been saying for awhile I just needed some "me" time. Some time alone to chill. Well I guess I should've specified I didn't want it to happen due to illness.
But at least I look ok. Oh wait. Nope. Random lady at CVS to me this morning: "Wow! You look and sound horrible!"
Thanks lady! That is exactly what I wanted to hear.
Now who is coming over to sing Soft Kitty to me???