Saturday, 7 February 2009

Don't need this now...

What can be worse than having crappy weather?? Being ill and having crappy weather. Everything was fine until yesterday afternoon. You know what it's like: Friday afternoon at work, it is always happy times. But around 4 pm I started feeling my throat. It was getting sore quite quickly. As always, when something like this happens I think about my training straight away. Will I feel well enough to go running? Or to go to the gym? By the time I left work things were not looking great. I wasn't feeling well and had absolutely no energy to do any kind of training. So I headed home. Of course on the way home I stopped at my local supermarket and got some carrot cake. Just to drown (or eat???) my sorrows. I have no idea what is wrong with me but lately, when things are not going the way I want them to I turn to food. Bad food!! Seriously, I never used to be like this. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!!!

Woke up this morning quite early and feeling totally rubbish - sore throat, achy with a bit of fever. Quick look at my blackberry and I saw an email from my coach who was trying to lift my morale (I was complaining to him about the weather yesterday morning). I saw that email and thought "Maybe I can train today after all. I can go for a run and see how I feel". But I wasn't feeling great. For 20 mins or so I has this battle in myself - my reasonable self saying that I should rest and get better soon and my other (maybe stupid) self thinking I could still go out for a run. Finally I went back to sleep and woke up at mid-day. Holy cow, I slept for 12 hours. I cannot remember when was the last time I slept that much. Never???

So here I am after a day of no training, drinking all sorts of hot drinks and feeling sorry for myself. I am hoping I will be able to go out for my long run tomorrow but something is telling me it won't happen. We shall see.... I am such a bad patient!!!!

On a more positive note, I have been chatting to my coach about taking a week off work in April/May and putting in a good week of training. He suggested going somewhere nice and warm. Last year Shaun and I went to Boulder but that was at the end of June. Because CDA is in June I need to do this earlier in the year. I am thinking about many things but still have not made any plans. All suggestions are very welcome - I really need your help guys.

Hope you are all having much better time than me.  


6 comments:

Maijaleena said...

Being ill when the weather is good is always the worst. At least it isn't that. Sleep lots, stay hydrated, and feel better soon!

Lucky you, you get to take a training trip! Maybe CA, you want something with similar terrain to CDA right?

Funny note: the word verification for this was "aching".

D said...

Ugh. Being sick is the worst! Take it easy. Warm beds are key, I have found :)

Maggs said...

Hope you feel better soon. Crappy weather and feeling crappy at the same time is not fun.

Charisa said...

Hope you feel better soon. Great way to take the time to plan your trip though! :)

Kim said...

You did the right thing, don't feel bad about that my dear! Rest now will do you good later, trust me. I felt the same way after the wisdom teeth but I just kept talking myself off the ledge. Hope it's better already! In terms of where to go for a week of training..hummm..Florida? San Diego (definitely love it there but you won't want to come back!), um..Aruba? My company is going there for work, do they have roads you can bike on in Aruba?? No clue!

Eileen Swanson said...

Hope you're feeling better now! Come to CA for sure!!