What a difference 2 weeks makes.
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 :)