Tuesday, April 10, 2007

4 Days

On Saturday morning I woke up feeling kind of icky. By mid morning the icky had turned to full on sick. Unfortunate because I was hoping to get in a back-to-back long run and long bike in anticipation of the Brooklyn Half Marathon and Tupper Lake Triathlon. Given my nauseated state I decided to postpone the workout to Sunday.

I woke on Sunday feeling just as sick and in no shape to run 10+ miles and bike 30+ miles. And what little energy I could muster needed to be expended on cleaning house for Easter Dinner*.

Sunday night into Monday morning I tossed, turned and suffered from flu like symptoms the likes of which... I'll spare you the details, but I will say I didn't get much sleep! I called in sick to work and spent the day by alternating between sleeping on the couch with the TV on and sleeping in bed with a book.

Today (Tuesday) I woke up feeling a little better but still not 100% and in frequent need of a lavatory.

All of this is to say... It has been four days without a run, bike, swim or workout of some sort! I cannot recall the last time so much time lapsed between workouts. Even after the NYC Marathon I was back on the road in less time.

"The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god."
-Nietzsche

*Easter Dinner was spectacular! Kudos to the chef!

14 comments:

Alan said...

Josh,

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. I'm glad I do not have to feel so guilty about inquiring about the ride and then realizing I really do not own cold weather gear to ride in! Get better soon!

Alan

Sempre Libera said...

Yikes! Hope you feel better soon!t

Mark MacLeod said...

Wow, that sucks. I hope you are feeling better soon.

stephruns said...

oh no. REST and get better soon!

Yvonne said...

yuk. something is definitely going around...
get well soon!

Uptown Girl said...

Get well soon:)

Deene said...

hope you are feeling better soon. rest well and drink plenty of tea.

Diana from Hellgate said...

Ugh! So sorry, Josh. I, too, was ill on Easter Day with miserable flu-like symptoms and had to forego my planned run, thereby falling short of my pre-scheduled weekly mileage. So frustrating! But, you know, sometimes you get sick and the best-laid plans have to be abandoned. Feel better soon! By the way, I never congratulated you on your awesome 15K race. Way to go! I can't even run a 5K at that pace.

Just12Finish said...

Hope you're feeling better by now ...

Ginger Breadman said...

Aw, yuck. I hope you're feeling better and back running/riding soon. You're new tri ventures are inspiring me and I'm looking forward to watching your progress.

Phil said...

Hope your feeling better and back to full strength for the half marathon this weekend.

Morrissey said...

feel better man - but with weather like that now...it's better to chill at home!

JustRun said...

Take it easy, it's better to recover. Hope you're feeling good by the weekend!

the_ubster said...

Easter Dinner was excellent!