The Long and Sick of itPosted: February 3, 2012
Sorry for my absence. I’ve been off sick! It was unpleasant but it was not obscene. Just a normal cold. My plan of attack when sick is always to rest intensely, take little to few drugs and let the thing run it’s course. So that’s what I did and I didn’t tell any of you about it. I know, boo-effing-hoo!
I did, however manage to get a few runs in on either end of this ugly bout of snot!
Before my long run on Sunday I was going through my training plan, getting organized and realized that awww ma-an I messed up my scheduling and was on track to run a phantom marathon the week after the marathon I plan to run. D’oh! (And by the way, don’t act too surprised, this is just typical, typical Merry.) Soooo, after due thought I decided the best thing would be to squish 2 weeks into 1 week. Actually it’s more like 3 weeks into 2..And being sick has prevented me from actually getting in all my planned workouts..But whatever, I don’t imagine you’re too worried about it. I’m not. The point is that instead of running 5 miles with sandwich baggies for lungs I upped it to 8. And all things considered, it felt pretty good!
And then I felt the sickness settle in and stayed pretty damn vertical for the next 3 days before Mister Biscuit and I threw down 5 miles. 5 slow miles that involved slightly more mouth breathing than usual. I liked this run because it was mostly fueled by gritty mind-grit (I think they call that mental toughness). Mister Biscuit liked this run because he got to see the Pomeranians 3 whole times!
My dog doesn’t usually wear a bow tie. It was a special occasion. Just, you know, fyi.
So today I will swim. I’m diving in sans agenda and am just going to do as much as feels nice. And then probably 2 more laps. And then I will stop.