Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What timing!

Slight sore throat

Stiff and sore muscles

Ear ache

Wondering why I've been MIA?  I'm battling the fringe of what I hope is only a head cold.  I've had a few days of neck and back stiffness that I couldn't place.  Then I woke up with a slight sore throat and an ear ache.  I'll leave out my original reaction to keep it PG, but either way it's come at quite a convenient time! [/sarcasm]

I've been taking multiple hot showers, laying on a heating pad, drinking tea, and covering my ears as much as I can.  Since the symptoms seem to get worse towards the end of the day, I was happy when last night I felt almost normal after work.  So I'm hoping my battle is working. 

No matter what happens though, I'm still running a marathon on Saturday.

No better way to kick a bug by running it into the ground, literally!


1.  Have you ever raced sick?  If so, how'd it go?
I don't think I've ever done a road race or triathlon while ill, but I've done plenty of swimming while sick.  

2.  Does anyone else seem to always get ill around the temperature changes of the season?  
It's always the first cold front of fall or heat wave of spring that get me sick.

Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard. 


it's all about pace said...

I did my 1st Marathon (1997) with a head cold... I was worried but survived. I always feel kinda crappy when I try to taper.

Matthew Smith said...

Not so great timing! Sorry, man! I hope it gets worked out by Saturday. If not, I'm sure you'll power through and still do great. Get well soon!

Aimee said...

OH NO! That sucks! I'm so sorry you're sick! Hopefully it will clear up soon and you'll be back to 100% for your marathon this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Get well soon! That stinks... I have raced when not feeling well. It sucks but you are strong and can get thru it! Best of luck!!

TriGirl said...

Hope you feel better soon! I did a tri this summer with an ear infection and laryngitis. Possibly not my smartest decision but I had decent energy and had drive all that way.