Monday, November 23, 2009

Please Send Chicken Soup

Greetings and salutations!

I'm feeling punky tonight and will have to keep this brief. I'm sorry... I've been feeling a little under the weather all day and I'm not sure if I'm getting something (sinus infection?) or if I'm just run down.

Bodhi took off like a shot at the donut run on Saturday and for about the first half mile she had me flying at about an 8 minute mile or so and that's just waaay too fast for me. Consequently, I was sucking wind and my poor asthmatic lungs weren't too happy about that. Add very little sleep this weekend, a bit of partying Saturday night (in and around cigarette smoke -- phlagh), and a rapid Sunday and I'm wiped out. Hope I'm not getting sick. Although I do have a tendency to do so when my doctor's office is closed, so that makes Turkey Day a good candidate!

I'm running a 10K Turkey Trot on Thursday, so I hope I'll be ok. I can't believe how quickly time is flying! I thought I had more than enough time to get up to a comfortable and regular 10-miler which would help condition me for the start of Shamrock training, but dang if time hasn't flown by! I really have to get started on my training. Another reason why I'm hoping I'm not getting sick...

Sorry for the fascinating blog post. :)

Hope you're all doing well and I'll catch you tomorrow.


Robert said...

I wish you well...I wish you were well...I wish you are well.

I am beginning to become aware of how much harder it is becoming just to be well. And it just keeps getting harder. But I am stubborn and persistent.

On the postive side - I am just beginning to realize that my body is tolerating my 1 per week 5 miler (4.75 - but I round up). I just googled to find out that 10 kilometers = 6.21371192 miles. I am going to have to map out a 6.21371192 mile course to see how I do. Based upon current performance, I should be able to pull it off in about 57.558594627368421052631578947368 minutes (approximately). Dang. I don't know if I have that in me - but I will try and report back.

AJ said...

You can do it!! :)

Robert said...

I just mapped out a course that is about 6.25 miles. I will have to give it a shot this weekend and report back. It will be a delicate balance between challenging myself a little bit but not pounding my body too hard.