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.