Thursday, May 20, 2010

Keeping my Distance

When I got home from my swim yesterday morning, my husband came downstairs. The first words out of his mouth? "Can you take my temperature?" Immediately I invisioned a steel cage come from my living room ceiling and trap his germ-infested self right in there. He's got strep.

In case you are harboring any notions that I am nursing my poor, sick husband back to health, let me clear that up. Hell. No. I am staying as far away as possible. If it was acceptable to spray lysol directly in his face, I would probably do it. Because the marathon is 10 days away. No sickness allowed!

I am really excited for the marathon. Working really hard at stifling the negative taper thoughts and picture myself running strong through the streets of Madison!

23 comments:

Carly said...

LMAO!!!!!!!! I am the same way. The poor thing is miserable, and I won't come near him for anything.

Start the vitamins.

Carly said...

I do hope your hubby gets well soon....

It is not nice of me to laugh.

Sarah said...

I was a total germaphobe just before my half. I actually didn't bring my kids to the gym or the child room at the grocery store just to minimize our chances of catching something. And I pureled the heck out of everyone...stay healthy!!!

RunMommyRun said...

LOL, poor hubby (fake sympathy)...

I can't believe your marathon is 10 days away. :) That's AWESOME! Definitely keep those germs away!!!

I'm excited to see you are running Twin Cities...you, me and Sara (another blog pal) might have to hook up for a training run sometime!

Tish said...

LOL! In sickness and in health, unless the marathon is in 10 days.

DRog said...

also LOL - do stay clear...he'll get better...you have a marathon to run!

Jill said...

Um, yeah, I'd probably have him quarantined in the South Pacific or Antartica ...

Sending stay-healthy vibes your way, kiddo!!!

Diana said...

3 days before my first triathlon, my son came down with strep/sinus infection. I, seriously, got 2 hotel rooms instead of one (they were adjoining rooms)because there was NO way in hell I was going to miss this!

Hope the hubby feels better soon, in the meantime, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE!
LOL

Jamoosh said...

Send hubby to a hotel or yurself to a spa - can't be too careful!

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
You are doing the right thing by staying away for a bit! I laughed at the spraying Lysol is his face:) Wow, just ten more days until Madison! You are ready and you know it:)

James said...

That would SUCK to be sick right before a marathon. Keep away and tell him you'll make it up after the marathon. Best of luck on it!!

Marlene said...

Ack, stay healthy! Santitize, sanitize, sanitize!

running mom said...

quarantine his booty! Good luck!

Running Through Life said...

I hope your hubby gets well soon and you stay healthy!

Katie A. said...

So, the general idea here is for you to move out or him move out - it's for your own good! Tee hee!
Wash hands, use Purell, rinse and repeat a million times a day :)

I'm excited for you, too! Taper blows, but you're going to do great!!!!!
I'll send out your little package either Saturday or Monday - I won't forget, I promise!

onelittletrigirl said...

Yeah I actually did LOL when I read the lysol part!!!

Heidi said...

I know exactly how you feel. 4 days before my much anticipated last race my son came down with something ... probably strep. I tried everything not to go near him. He's 16 so at least I can just shove what he needs in his general direction and he could take care of himself.

Had to laugh at your image of the steel cage coming down. Wouldn't that be nice if we could do that?!

Sending you healthy immune boosters to ward those germs away. Hope he feels better soon too.

MCM Mama said...

I had a kid with strep right before my marathon. It's harder to avoid them...

Hope hubby feels better soon!

joyRuN said...

Haha! Even w/o a marathon to worry about, I still show my poor hubs no sympathy when he's sick. I guess that's why he thinks I'm the worst nurse ever ;)

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Hi! I just found you from Julie's blog. I saw that you were at the Earth Day Half Marathon in St Cloud. I was there too! I am also training for the TC. It will be fun to watch your training!

the dawn said...

how terrifying! do not get sick! he'll survive for 10 days, right? is there anyone's house he could go visit in the mean time :)

LMC said...

LOL! Can you get away?! NOW?! :)
I do hope he gets better soon and that you stay healthy. Good luck!

Jeri said...

hahahah you're a genius. glad you're not risking getting sick. it was VERY inconsiderate to even GET sick this close to your marathon.

And just got your comment about the packers pro shop. The little kids section: oh my god. I wanted to immediately start reproducing so I could cloth them in precious green and gold. My grandma has already bought a little packer windbreaker for future FUTURE bambinos.