Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Puketastic Week

It's been a week since my last post, and it's been kind of a long one.

On Wednesday night I started feeling a little sick right before my 7 mile run. I blew it off, thinking it was just nerves (why do I let myself get so worked up about these middle distance tempo runs?). The run was HARD. About half an hour after I finished running, I started throwing up. Welcome stomach flu. I was sick all night Wednesday and all day Thursday, and finally started feeling back to normal on Saturday night. My husband was also sick. Sophie, thankfully, has been fine.

With all our pukiness, we canceled our plans for Friday night and ended up having a quiet Valentine's at home. My husband bought me new running shoes (what greater sign of love is there, really?). Sunday's long run also took a hit because of the flu. After not really eating anything for three days, I just wasn't up to the 17 miles that was on the schedule. I did a nice, easy 10 miles instead and was glad I made the change.

Yesterday was a holiday, so I headed up north with a couple of girlfriends for a day of skiing. I ski once a year and am definitely a beginner. It always seems like a good idea until I am hurtling down the hill, snowplowing furiously and thinking, "Holy crap, I'm definitely going to die." I survived without any injuries and had a great time.

Now I'm back to work and fully recovered, and definitely looking forward to getting back into my routine. Hope everyone has a good week!

13 comments:

Xenia said...

And that's precisely the reason I don't ski. Not only would I kill myself, but I'm pretty sure I'd take others with me. Yikes.

Great job getting in the miles even though you were sick. You're doing much better than I am and I'm perfectly healthy. Good on you!

Marcy said...

LOL glad you survived skiing! Man I'm too scared to even try HAHA!

BeachRunner said...

Yikes! Glad you are feeling better and had fun skiing. After my 6 yr old got sick (and now feeling better) this weekend, I now have come down with her cold (non-stomach variety). Good luck with the new kicks.

aron said...

yikes! i'm glad you are feeling better.

eek i tried snowboarding one weekend and i hated it... not a fan of snow sports.

those middle distance tempo runs always get me a little nervous too... i am trying really hard this time not to get mentally worked up for them :)

Marlene said...

Yuck, sounds brutal. Glad to hear you're feeling better!

tfh said...

I'm glad you're feeling better (and that somehow Sophie managed to escape the sickness). I agree-- I always dread those tempo runs a little, and now I can tell myself they cause the flu, too. ;)

Run Mommy said...

I only ski/snowboard about once every two years so you are an expert in my book. Glad your feeling better and there is no better gift than new shoes. Chocolate - Shmocolate. :)

D10 said...

Funny about the skiing. I enjoy it, but for some reason I pick up a ton of speed and end up being borderline out of control.

Nice job getting through 10 miles.

Beth said...

Puking is the pits. Glad you are feeling better...

MCM Mama said...

Nice job getting the miles in after being sick! Glad you are feeling better!

I'll get some questions to you hopefully tomorrow. I'm making tonight an early night...

Sarah said...

Ugh...stomach bugs are the WORST!! At least your daughter didn't get it. :)

Hope you love your new shoes!

I Run for Fun said...

Glad the flu has left you. Ha ha...well put...that's exactly how I feel when I'm skiing...every single time!!!

Laurel said...

Hahaha! I'm glad you survived the ski trip and the stomach flu. Sounds like a busy week!