That’s what my body is playing on me right now. Remember when I first got to Australia I had a fever and had to miss several days of training? Well, that ugly virus has reared its head again. I’ve been home since very late Tues. night and have yet to get a decent night’s sleep. And now I have a sinus infection coupled with another fever.
Yesterday morning was horrible–I seriously thought my head was going to explode. I had to take my daughter to school orientation at 9, which was a scramble just to get out the door. Both kids are still sleeping much later than normal and I was completely out of it. Sat through the orientation in a daze, dropped both kids with neighbors and headed to the minute clinic, where I was prescribed antibiotics and Mucinex D to get rid of all the fluid in my head. I called hubby to come home from work to take over with the kids for the afternoon and I spent the rest of the day in bed.
You’d think that as sick and exhausted as I am I would have slept last night. But no, I’ve been up since 1:30. Today my plan is to not allow myself to nap to see if that will get me back on track tonight. All I know is that I need to get over this, somehow. I think an acupuncture treatment will be on my schedule this week.
Just to make things worse, the doctor told me not to run until I feel 100 percent better–not 80, not 90–or I would be back to square one. Yeah, feeling really great about my 1/2 marathon in two weeks and my November marathon.
Ok, that’s my sleep deprived rant for the day. Hopefully we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program in a few days.
I’ve also added a new web site: MissZippy Coaches. I just put up a set of FAQs for first time marathoners. Go on over, check out the site, and feel free to press that follow button!