One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Kittens, I rolled out of bed this morning and yes, I did The Yoga.

But no, I did not feel better in any sense of the word.

Which would explain the Ziploc baggie in my purse that is stuffed full of Sudafed, Those Awesome Mentholyptus Cough Drops That Kill Your Appetite Dead and some sort of Target brand emergenC or whatever that stuff is called.

After hustling over to a post-work doctor’s appointment, rocking a temperature of 97.4 and being informed that while I may feel like hell, I am NOT antibiotics-sick, I was released into the wild.

The Doctor is a marathoner and he told me that as long as I wasn’t coughing (I have some extremely casual asthma), I was good to go with the whole running-thing.

I interpreted this to mean that since I haven’t been dedicating my efforts to coughing today, I could probably sneak a run in.

Which is really great, right?  I have to train.  The beat goes on and all of that.

Except for the fact that by the time I was wrapping up my regular loop, I had completely lost my voice, was coughing up a lung and felt like my head was going to explode.

All together now: DO NOT WANT

There really is no moral of tonight’s story except to say that I took one step forward and two giant steps back.

At this point, nothing sounds more appealing than bed, so I think I’m going to excuse myself to go pop a few more pills and action some hardcore restorative sleep.

Do you think that four day weeks are easier to get through or harder?

Generally speaking, I think that they tend to drag and there’s not a lot of work to be done.  But this week has just blown by for me.  Has it been a struggle?  Yes.  The fact that tomorrow is Friday is nothing less than a small miracle.


7 responses to “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

  1. I think 4 day weeks are better when you have Friday off, because you have the long weekend to look forward to, PLUS the joy of only working 4 weeks. This week however has flown by. Yet it is no small miracle that I survived to the end. Feel better, friend!

  2. Four days are definitely the way to go. All will be brighter once you feel better. But you must rest and relax. I insist. I am both amazed and bewildered that you were able to motivate to accomplish all that you did. I would have called in sick and stayed home on the sofa…sans exercise. You know me…uber slacker.

  3. Don’t worry Kat! This getting horrifically sit thing is just a really fun side effect of training. I like to think of it as my body’s way of saying What the F are you doing to me you evil human?! But it will all be worth it when you cross that finish line on Oct. 2!!!!

  4. Feel better soon, Kat! Get some rest, drink some tea! Thinking of you 🙂

  5. Four day weeks are better. Something about that extra day to unwind really refreshes my mental exhaustion. I hope you feel better girl, take care of yourself!

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  7. Methinks you need to factor more chamomile tea and dark chocolate into your training plan because those two things will cure most anything. Hope you feel better, soon!

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