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.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A hard day after an easy one...

Yesterday, I did little more than make a pot of spaghetti sauce. My wife made some meatballs and these together will be the main course for dinner next Saturday (before the marathon).

Today I did more:

--I ran 11.8 miles for my last longish run before the race.

--The whole family decided it would be fun to all walk into the town center for some ice cream. It is two miles each way on the bike path.

--Once we got home, I ran the mower over fallen leaves for a little more than an hour.

I wanted to do some plastering today, but I'm done.

Yesterday's efforts...