a new nose, please

Honestly, I can't get over how often I've been "sick" lately. As soon as I get better, someone around me leaves their germs out for me to catch and I'm sick again. I started feeling like poo on Tuesday and it's gone downhill. It didn't help that I had started a fasting and wasn't in a great mood to begin with. Well, I was so congested, had a headache and felt like snot, that I had start taking meds to clear it up. So, it doesn't help to be trying to cleanse your system, and take drugs. Doesn't really work that way. Last night, I decided to stop the fast. I think that today, I'm finally starting to feel better even though I'm still congested. I keep popping my cold medicine every 4 hrs. My poor nose is red and very sore.

I've had a few small runs since the fall. It was no big deal, but had to take a few days off of running because I had pain in my knees. Since my last run (last tuesday), I have been quite the lazy lady. Seriously, it's been really hard to get/stay motivated. I can't put my finger on it. I was all set Monday to start a consistent routine, whatever it may be. I got up early, got to the gym on a MONDAY morning (not typical of me) and did some time on the elliptical. I thought "this feels good and I'm going to do this everyday". Well, that was short-lived. Cause, I got sick.

Speaking of sick - monday night, we were out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants and Grace kept telling us her sweatshirt was choking her (even though it wasn't). It was too late when I caught on to what was really happening - her throat was tight. She blew chunks on the carpeted restaurant floor. Luckily, we were waiting on the check. Once we got home, 2 more times and she's been fine ever since. Ahhh... the joys of having a child in daycare.

Last week, I mentioned that we went to sign up for Myrtle Beach Half-Marathon and it was sold out. We waited too long. Well, I had lost hope in doing the half, and that was part of my lack-of-motivational issues as well as other things. Well, I shouldn't have stopped running because we are registered! I guess it helps to work for one of the sponsors. We both thought we were registered for the full, until we opened the email and looked further at it and saw it was the Half. Anyhoo... we'll be there running. Which means, I've GOT to get my behind in gear.

We have NO major plans for the weekend but to finish up our small projects in the house, & nail down our house plans. Monday we have someone stretching the carpet in our place (yeah, it was installed lazily), and then we'll list our place for sale. Very exciting about our next "home" steps!

Our temps are hitting the teens tonight, which for this area, doesn't happen that often. So, it's supah cold for the upstate. With that said, it's not nearly as bad as some of you.
So, my hat's off to you for running in that crazy cold weather. Try to stay warm, ya'll.

toodles!!

24 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Get well (completely) soon!

How cool that you're in for the half after all!! Now get out and run. :-)

Wes said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well, chica! It's hard for the body to fight off sickness without good nutrition. Smart!! You've piqued my interest on this fast thing though :-)

My Life & Running said...

Ugggh! Poor Grace (and poor you!). Sick is no good... hope it all goes away asap!

Yay for Myrtle Beach! Are you going to run/walk it? I just added a yoga for knees DVD on Netflix. I'll let you know how it is - maybe it might help you?

Have a great weekend! We too are staying home and being "responsible." (Read: cleaning & working on the house. Ohh joy!). xo-T

My Life & Running said...

Ugggh! Poor Grace (and poor you!). Sick is no good... hope it all goes away asap!

Yay for Myrtle Beach! Are you going to run/walk it? I just added a yoga for knees DVD on Netflix. I'll let you know how it is - maybe it might help you?

Have a great weekend! We too are staying home and being "responsible." (Read: cleaning & working on the house. Ohh joy!). xo-T

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I hope all of you are feeling better soon. Being sick sure is no fun at all. Get well!

Carolina John said...

That does sound like a tough fast. Remember, it's not the size of the bible, it's the motion of the devotion that counts. I'm telling you, pomegranate juice will make you feel better in no time. And it does suck having gracie in day care. We had ella in day care for a while, and she stayed sick. then got us sick. it was nasty.

Neese said...

Hey Mendy, sorry you have been feeling badly :) -- And we would love to have you out with us on a Saturday morning sometime!!, I can't believe we'll be out there in sub-20 temps tomorrow :-o we'll see how it goes..

Stuart said...

Gah being sick sucks but coming off the fast should help speed the recovery up

ECrunnergirl said...

I keep catching the funk too! Ack!! I had it over Christmas and here I am again....just a head cold but sheesh..Im OVER it!!! Mostly an annoyance but a perk of working in an elementary school!

Funny story about Grace...kids have such an interesting way of describing their upset stomachs :-0

Its cold here too up in Va Beach....wooo.....we ran our long run yesterday and it was 22 degrees at the start. Sure does challenge one when it comes to what to wear!!! Brrr...heres to warmer temps SOON!!

ECrunnergirl said...

Oh yes, good luck with the half Mendy! Looking forward to the training stories!!!!

Chris said...

Hey Mendy. Yikes!! Sorry to hear that you have been down and feeling like Poo! Not fun or sure. And add to that the fasting diet and double yikes!! I hope that you pull through soon. Nothing like starting your training with a cold. Speaking of cold, you are braver than I in getting out yesterday on your run! 15 degrees was too cold for me.. brrrrrr

Are you racing PI in March?

Tri-ing Fat Man said...

Let's talk about lazy vs smart . . .

I think you're being smart. You are listening to your body. It s telling you it needs a little break.

I tend to push myself to where I'm forced to stop.

Keep listening to yourself. You're not lazy. If you feel lazy, ask yourself honestly if you really think that is the case . . .

Lazy is what I plan on doing ALL DAY today!!!!

Keep up the good work and feel better.

Marcy said...

Oooohhh Mendy I'm sorry to hear about the sickness going around. Yet another reason why I hate this time of year. Everyone always gets sick :-(

Dang girl the teens IS cold! That's what we've been looking at as well for the *highs* HAHAHA

J~Mom said...

Ugh!!! Feel better soon!!! It was 70+ this weekend! ;>)

Kevin said...

Hope you recover fully quickly

Viv said...

Hey Mendy sorry you have been sick one after the other. I know how that goes. Hang in there hun, i will be sending good thoughts your way.

Run Mommy said...

Hey there! Found your blog and I love following the Mom's...your little one is cute as a button. I will keep reading!

josslynsmom said...

LOL! I ask Rob if I can have a new nose all the time! The weather here in the upstate really seems to aggravate my allergies. Fun.

Steve Stenzel said...

I know this comment is late, but I hope you're feeling better!!

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

Hey Stranger, Hope ur doing well...keep us POSTed :-)

Tri-ing Fat Man said...

I had the CRUD for three weeks. Still lingering now. I had to finally get a shot at the Dr.

Hope you feel better soon.

CB

sunshine said...

Hi! Hope you're feeling back to your normal self soon! :)

sunshine said...

Hi! Hope you're feeling back to your normal self soon! :)

Tri-ing Fat Man said...

We both used the word "poo" in out posts today!

I am horrified by Grace blowing chunks!!! We are having a baby girl in July and THIS is what I have to look forward to!!!???????

Hope the norse thing works out for ya!