Thursday, October 29, 2009

A bad time to feel ill.

I came down with a cold this weekend. It wasn't bad though: I had a runny nose, watery eyes and some sneezing but I could take an OTC cold med and would be fine. Today it turned nasty--it set-up camp in my sinuses. Even with the cold medicine I couldn't break the log-jam and so had a splitting headache and was feeling nausea due to the inner-ear blockage. It was so bad that I had to leave work early. After a few hours of laying around at home I gradually felt better: The headache never went completely away but it got much, much better. I even logged back into work from home for about the last three hours of my shift.

This is a bad and disconcerting time to be ill. I have a marathon on Sunday and things are not looking up. It is in a distant city and so there are logistics to contend with, the weather is forecast to be rainy and now I'm feeling under the weather--plus there is the usual lack of proper training for such a distance, old age & etc.

Looking forward to Monday. Big time.


Trooper York said...

Hey hope you feel better. Remember feed a cold and starve a fever.

So fire up that sauce pot and heat up those meatballs.

Meatball heros for everybody as we watch the Yankees win the World Series!

dbp said...

I feel a lot better now. I think the marathon route goes by a few blocks from Lee Lee's. I'll get to see a bit of your neighborhood.

Trooper York said...

Yeah you are up by fouth Avenuse.

datadawak said...

Could you run?

dbp said...

I was able to run the marathon. The cold actually had perfect timing and was completely gone by Sunday.

I did 3 hours, 28 minutes, 42.0 seconds--which is my worst time ever (but not by much) still, I feel fine about it because it is (for me) pretty good. Plus I beat Edward Norton (the actor) by 20 minutes and he is 7 years younger than me.

datadawak said...

That's not bad at all! Pretty impressive time for what you had to go through. The actor - he was in Fight Club, right?

dbp said...

Yes, he is the fight club actor.

I found out from his bib number that he was in the same corral as I was. I didn't notice any commotion but then he is a pretty normal looking guy and marathon runners are not exactly the fanboy demographic.