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!