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March 10, 2011

Well I Did It….

Filed under: Uncategorized — marathonmaiden @ 14:06

and resisted the Tuesday Tempo.  In all honesty, I don’t think anyone would be shocked when I say I’m okay with no tempo. Because I hate them.  I do hate giving up a workout but I really was out of it all day Tuesday.  Wednesday too.  That, however, was due to a double shot of this guy:

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeello good night of sleep

Which I did again last night.   Nope to the wine, I decided that I’d save it to celebrate being well afterward 😉  I was a bit surprised at how shocked y’all were that wine was being handed out at a baby shower…the funny thing is that I wasn’t.  I don’t really know what that says about me!

A couple of you suggested going to my doc about me feeling not so well.  I did see a doc at the clinic earlier this week who basically said to wait and see and, if me not feeling well didn’t clear up by next week, to make an appt with my PCP.  My lungs are still clear, despite my sexy voice at the moment, which is a good thing. I still just have ear pressure and sinus stuff going on.  And a sore throat.  To the non-squeamish: it feels like one giant booger going from my ear through my nose and down my throat.  Only on the left side.  Man, I wish I had a graphic for that!

So yeahhhhh that’s all I got for you.  I really REALLY want to try for a run this morning but (and I’m writing this post Wednesday night, pre-nyquil/sleepytime) I’ll have to wait and see how I feel.  If this morning is a repeat of Wednesday morning then when this post goes up I’ll still be in a coma (I was actually late for work on Wednesday!). Or not because I totally forgot to self-schedule this one hahah.  But I woke up this morning feeling, well nyquil hungover, but much better on the illness front.  No aches so well enough to attempt a “quick” run this morning. I ended up with an hour-ish of really sloooooooooow running.  It just felt good to be out there and moving.   Nothing even close to a  usual Thursday long run but this week was supposed to be a cutback week anyway. Guess it was a good week to get sick right?

My sister sent me this pic the other day and I feel that, given the lack of “real training” going on this week (yes I know that me resting is going to be good for my training but bear with me here because it’s not exciting as intense running/workouts) I’ll share it here.  Because….well it’s just been one of those weeks where I could use a laugh or two.

But on the good news side, lots of the stress that was bugging me the past, oh I don’t know, month(!!) is slowly getting under control.  And turning into excitement / goodness / not worrying.  Yay 🙂



  1. Feel better soon! Where in the world does a person find a sign like that??

    Comment by Lisa — March 10, 2011 @ 15:47

  2. OMG, I just laughed so hard at that image.

    Comment by Kim — March 10, 2011 @ 15:50

  3. ahahahaha! I love that!

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — March 10, 2011 @ 16:14

  4. Hope you feel better soon. Lots of people have been sick around here – I need to take some vitamin C!

    Comment by J — March 10, 2011 @ 17:52

  5. I hope you start feeling well soon!!! Take care of yourself! 🙂

    Comment by Lindsay — March 10, 2011 @ 18:28

  6. I totally feel you on the illness – BEEN THERE, NO FUN. It’s got to be pretty bad to keep us from running, so respect your poor little immune system. And, you know, find more silly Google images.

    Comment by sarah — March 10, 2011 @ 19:46

  7. That is fricking hilarious. Not the sick part, I mean – the rock/paper/scissors thing! Hoping you feel better soon!

    Comment by Terri — March 10, 2011 @ 20:00

  8. Boo to sickness, but yay for Nyquil! And, um, if I ever have to attend a baby shower – there better be wine 🙂

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — March 10, 2011 @ 20:03

  9. ugh feel better! Being sick is miserable!

    Comment by Ashley — March 10, 2011 @ 21:25

  10. So, did you recently sell out? What’s up with the Eco-Pressed adverts? I never noticed them before. Please don’t tell me you sold out.

    Comment by danny — March 11, 2011 @ 00:58

  11. hope you feel better soon. being sick is awful, especially when you’re super busy!

    Comment by emily — March 11, 2011 @ 05:48

  12. haha, love that sign. Very glad you’re taking care of yourself, lady! And hooray for stress easing – that must feel great. Hope you feel better soon – at least it’s almost the weekend, yes??

    Comment by mealsformiles — March 11, 2011 @ 08:11

  13. Feel better…and sometimes resting is the BEST thing…that is winninnnnngggg!

    Comment by Laura — March 11, 2011 @ 09:49

  14. Feel better soon! Typical time in the marathon training cycle to get sick. You’ll pull through and be just fine!

    Comment by MissZippy1 — March 11, 2011 @ 12:16

  15. Yay for stress control…and I truly hope you’re back on that road running super speedy soon!!!

    Comment by Jill — March 11, 2011 @ 12:26

  16. oh you poor thing. NyQuil is not a good sign but boy does it work wonders. Feel better friend.

    Comment by lindsay — March 11, 2011 @ 12:29

  17. NyQuil is fabulous for a good night’s sleep. Even when you aren’t sick! I’m tempted, believe me.

    Feel better soon and have a great weekend!

    Comment by Ameena — March 11, 2011 @ 13:34

  18. Hope you’re feeling better. I think wine at a baby shower is a great idea. Who cares if the new mom can’t drink? She gets presents!

    Comment by Jess — March 11, 2011 @ 13:54

  19. hahahahah! Great pic sista!

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — March 11, 2011 @ 18:10

  20. Meant to comment about this earlier, but they have wine at nearly ALL the baby showers down here. In fact, I recently went to one w/ cosmopolitans! It was on a Sunday afternoon, even! Hahahaha. Feel better soon.

    Comment by Rebecca — March 11, 2011 @ 19:24

  21. Feel much better!!

    Comment by Jess — March 11, 2011 @ 22:30

  22. Cute sign. Hope you are feeling better by now. I’ve been slacking on commenting lately.

    Comment by Chelsea — March 12, 2011 @ 07:47

  23. i’ve never been to a baby shower so i guess i don’t know if wine/booze is served at them. i wouldn’t complain… unless i was the preggo one haha.

    hilarious sign. feel better!

    Comment by lindsay — March 12, 2011 @ 17:14

  24. Hope you’re feeling better soon! I love that sign, so funny!

    Comment by laura @ box run eat — March 13, 2011 @ 14:21

  25. Feel better, Karyn and man, I don’t blame you for letting the tempo go. Gotta choose your battles wisely. Hilarious sign! Loved it.

    Comment by Flo — March 13, 2011 @ 14:25

  26. Hope you are feeling better!!!!! Are you running New Bedford half next Sunday?

    Comment by Bethany — March 13, 2011 @ 21:49

  27. waahhhh I am sick too! pneumonia in the lungs! 😦 I hope you are feeling tons better after a weekend of rest.
    I loved that quote?saying? (i donno!) me and the boyfriend play rock/paper/scissor wayyy too often, and I just read him this…then BUSTED up laughing, which triggered my poor lung function into a coughing fit! haha! I cough while I run but can’t rest for the life of me!
    I loveeee u sista!

    Comment by lizzyj1305 — March 14, 2011 @ 02:13

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