Thursday, April 8, 2010

I said I wouldn't do it...

Prior to my marathons I get antsy about the weather.  Each time I swear I will not look at the weather until 5-6 days out, but then I cave, and at 10-14 days I start monitoring the useless extended weather forecast.  Each time the long range rarely pans out, but I can't help myself.  As my friend A. J. says,  "I am sick and I need help!"  tee hee

Speaking of being sick, yep, you got it, Tues. afternoon I started to sneeze.  This is not uncommon for me at this time of year because of all of the pollen in the air.  We live in "the Pinebelt" or the Piney woods, so each spring we endure several weeks of having everything coated in a yellow coating of pollen dust.  However, by Tues. night I was really starting the whole paranoia thing that I go through - am I getting sick, or is it just allergies.  I had a good clue that I was sick by Tues. night, but Wed. morning it was really evident with no questions.  Yep - sick with what I thought was just a cold.   Telling myself I am NOT going to stress over this.  I am in my taper and I will just have extra rest during this taper time.  Wed. during the night I started running a fever, so much pressure in my head I wondered if it would explode, ear ache, irritated throat from the sinus drainage, nose running like a faucet.   So Thurs. am - HIGH PRIORITY - get to the doctor.   Needs some meds quick!  Hubby recommends requesting a Celestone shot.  He promises that it will make me feel better FAST and that's what I need.  So that's what I did! (this is a sign of how bad I was feeling - I rarely will get a shot - I hate them and normally I will just wait for the antibiotic to do it's thing)  Doc says I have an ear infection in the right ear and she said "if you were a baby you would be screaming right now."  I thought about it, but the pressure in my head wouldn't allow for screaming.  She also says I have sinusitis which is always what I seem to have when I go to the doctor.  So I left with a shot in the booty, samples of cough meds, a prescription for antibiotics, and a nasal spray.  Surely, all of these drugs will have me feeling better fast.  Currently, it's Thurs. night, and hubs was correct.  The shot relieved the pressure in my head, and this evening I feel so much better.  I hope the shot doesn't wear off too soon.  Down side - doc says the shot may keep me awake tonight. 

I am confident that this slight set back will NOT interfere with my plans for Boston.  Nine days is plenty of time to recover and get back on track.  In fact, I will just get a little more rest than planned during the taper.  So far, I have missed my tempo run that I had planned for Wed. and I will miss my 5k that I had planned to run on Sat. (boo hoo - 41 degree low for Fri night - 5k weather - boo hoo), but I am thinking I may be ready to run easy on Sunday and will quickly "get back in the groove."  No worries!

I am getting very excited about the trip to Boston. 
Hubby has a redfish tournament this weekend.
I have a LOT of work lined up for this week.  EVERY TIME I plan a trip, I can ALWAYS count on the phone ringing and work lining up just as I am getting ready to get away.   Hope I can get it all done before the trip.  I really hate to come back to piled up work, and I need some extra spending $$$'s in Boston. 

13 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Ginny,
I am sorry that you are not feeling up to snuff! I hope that you get better soon...thank goodness for your taper:) I am getting excited for you and Boston too!! I really would love to come and cheer all of you lady studs on! I will be there in spirit:) I hope that you have a fabulous weekend!

Robbie said...

Oh, my!! Don't panic!! I think everything will work out just fine. Cast that anxiety out the window and take one day at a time. I think with the medications you have received, you'll be fine before you know it and can continue your last minute training. You can do it!!! I know you!! Don't worry......will be watching...

misszippy said...

You sound just like me with the weather peeking. I actually did a very similar post in the fall before running Richmond. You'll be fine for Boston--plenty of time to get back to feeling ok. Plus, you're not missing any quality training at this point; it's all done!

Staci Dombroski said...

Praying for a speedy recovery :) Have a wonderful and restful weekend!

Running and living said...

Ah, I was sick (still am), too, but I only have a minor head cold. I always get sick during taper. You have plenty of time to get better, and I'd say decrease the training, sleep and eat well. Oh, and I am obsessing about weather, too. Looks like 56 degrees overcast, no rain. Hopefully it will stay this way!

Closed said...

Ms. Ginny,

Don't worry - you are a fighter and you will take Boston because you are ready! The cold will pass ... and you will take it to the final bell. You Rock Ms. Ginny and inspire us all!!!

Scott Keeps Running said...

I'm addicted to weather forecasts too.

The Happy Runner said...

Better to come down with something 9 days before the marathon than 9 hours! :-) You have plenty of time to get better and I hope you do very soon!

Karen said...

I thought I was the only one that was OCD about the weather forecast. I've got Cincinnati, OH on my Weather Channel Favorites and I've got 4 more weeks.

Hope you feel better soon! My husband has been sick with it too and for me the pollen and blooming wisteria is driving my sinuses crazy.

Can't wait to hear about the trip to give me the fever to try to train to BQ! :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! Ugh shots! No fun.

I check the weather before hand (a lot) too! As race day approaches I get very nervous no matter what my goals are. I hope someday to get over that...I don't hold out much hope.

Maybe getting sick will keep you from worrying too much about the race...enjoy the excitment!

Sherri said...

It's just your body getting extra rest for the big day ...so that you can have a Great race! I can't wait to hear how it goes in Boston! This is so fun to know so many "friends" running! Your going to do great!!!!

Heather Kandiko said...

Good luck in Boston, enjoy yourself!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

I am playing catch up on blogs. I hope you are feeling better.