Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday Night Fevah!

What a difference 2 weeks makes.

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Jeremy said something quite poignant after his 16 mile run on Saturday morning.

"You know you're in trouble when the distance of your run is higher than the temperature."

Truer words have never been spoken.

Not that I would know. While J was out there pounding out 16 miles in 9 degree temps (he came home with icicles in his beard), I was sound asleep underneath my down comforter, recovering form a nasty fever I had somehow come down with on Wednesday afternoon.

You always forget how bad fevers are until you actually get one. I was miserable all night Wednesday with achy bones, pounding headache, chills, sweats, lethargy, dizziness, stomach pains, etc. No fun. I apologized to J for not being nicer to him when he had a fever the week before.

I woke up Thursday morning, drenched in sweat and thought the fever had broken, but still in no shape to go to work. I decided to stay in bed and worked from home. Since I didn't actually get much rest (I was stressing trying to meet a deadline, an awful time to miss work), I was still feeling awful Thursday night. The fever came back and I almost passed out when I tried to walk up a flight of stairs. So I stayed home Friday too (and did more work from home). By Friday evening the fever was gone, but I was just very tired. I made the decision to just rest all weekend and pick up where I left off on Monday. Honestly, the super-low temperatures helped me make that decision.

Although I have to say, I'm a little bummed I missed out on Saturday. There is a sick, twisted side of me that loves to get out there in ridiculous conditions just to see how it will effect me (and to feel like a badass when I say I did it). It would have been cool to say I trained for my marathon in 10 degree temperatures. Oh well, there's always next weekend.

Hey all you 2008 Philadelphia Marathon runners! Don't forget to fill out your marathon survey they emailed you this week. Someone I know (who just so happens to be very sexy when there are icicles in his beard) wrote it with a couple of colleagues and is working on doing research with the marathon folks. You'll get $5.00 off your entry fee for next year and if you look close enough you just might see a familiar face on one of the pages :)

And finally, thanks to Bobbi over at N Her Shoes for picking me (along with a few other fine folks) as one of the lucky winners in her snacktrition giveaway! YAY! I love free stuff, especially when it's food :)
Thanks Bobbi!

31 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

"You know you're in trouble when the distance of your run is higher than the temperature."

Ha! So true!!

X-Country2 said...

Being sick is the WORST. Get well soon and don't push it. There will be plenty of other freezing weekends to run outside like a nutbag. :o)

Kita said...

Glad you are feeling better. Ugh working while you are sick is horrible. I think it is a good thing you didn't run in that cold, brrr.

Sonia said...

Fever is not cool! You should have been nicer to J! ;-) Glad you're feelin better though!

Laurel said...

LOL! No, fever is NOT cool. It's HOT, HOT as HELL!

He should have been nicer to me and not GIVEN it to me!!! ;)

Marci said...

Hope you feel better soon, good decision to rest until then!

aron said...

you poor thing :( i hope you are feeling better very soon!! good job on resting!

SuperDave said...

Being sick sucks! I least it gave you a good excuse for not having to run!
good better soon!

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

congrats girl you will love it!

Denise said...

Sounds like you were in rough shape. It was probably a good thing you stayed in and got some rest. I got the marathon survey, I'll do it today!

joyRuN said...

It's only because of you that I'm filling this out. If only I had a survey addiction to go with the blog addiction ;)

I snuggled all weekend. Kids & G were sick, so I thought I'd go along with it.

Jess said...

Sorry to hear that you've been sick! Hope you feel 100% soon!

Marlene said...

Glad to hear you are finally feeling better - fevers suck.

Shoe Running said...

He he! Running further than the temperature can climb...yesh! Interesting observation :)

I'll send you some sunshine vibes :)

Chic Runner said...

Ha ha, that quote is so true! Brrrrrr!

N.D. said...

Hope you are feeling better! and enjoying the snow!

Run Mommy said...

I lOVED your quote..I will remember that one for sure.

BeachRunner said...

Glad you are feeling better. Fevers really bite the big one.

J is the like the Confucious of running. His wisdom on running in the cold is great fortune cookie material.

skinnyrunner said...

i am such a wimp, i could never run in that cold of weather. hope you are feeling better!

teacherwoman said...

It should be illegal to run more miles than degrees. LOL... when is summer?

Irish Blue said...

Bummer, I hope you feel better soon and can come out to play.

FLYERS26 said...

Hope you are feeling better.
I did the survey, but still haven't rec. the email for the 5 bucks off. Strange...

Blyfinn said...

That is a great quote. It's so true. I hope you begin to fel better soon.

My Life & Running said...

Yikes! You really were in need of that male nurse weren't you?? Hope you're much better now?

I cannot believe that you have gone from Miami to icicles! And I love it that you get a sick thrill from wanting to run in it! :) I think I'd want that Gold Star/gloating power too!

BTW, do you have a race "calendar" for this year? Anything planned for the fall??

My Life & Running said...

Yikes! You really were in need of that male nurse weren't you?? Hope you're much better now?

I cannot believe that you have gone from Miami to icicles! And I love it that you get a sick thrill from wanting to run in it! :) I think I'd want that Gold Star/gloating power too!

BTW, do you have a race "calendar" for this year? Anything planned for the fall??

My Life & Running said...

Oh... and because you're my speedy hero... I wanted to share... I ran 4 miles this morning with all sub-10 minute miles (39:38)!! That is craaaazy fast for me! :) I'm blaming the running skirt!

Heather said...

You probably needed that rest this weekend - glad you are feeling better.

Kristin said...

that quote is awesome! I may use it.... hope your fever is done. they do suck. love the pictures of the feet. oh the contrast! Good luck getting out there in the cold!

MCM Mama said...

LOL at J's quote!

Glad you are feeling better. Being sick just sucks!

Ted said...

I truly like J's quote. True to form !!! I know its no picnic when you are under the weather. I am glad you are out of it but it takes awhile to recuperate. Before you know it, you will be out the door doing what you love the most - RUNNING !

Runner Leana said...

I hope you are feeling better! Brr, that would be one cold long run!!!!

 
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