Saturday, March 25, 2006

Somewhat Smart

I’ve been feeling a little bit under the weather the last few days. It is just an annoying cold/cough that was going around the office. It has messed up my voice the last couple of days. This made work interesting the last few days especially yesterday when I was in meetings most of the day. My neighbor Kim was quick to point out that I sounded like frog. So I guess I have that going for me. The biggest problem with being sick this weekend is that it basically put me out of Simply Stu’s 1st annual triathlon. This great triathlon podcaster and TNTer from WI organized a weekend for people all around the word to do a triathlon over the course of a weekend. The distances were close to a typical sprint tri and you could do the parts in order or whenever you could get them in. (¼ mile swim, 15 mile bike, and 5k run) So unless I feel a ton better tomorrow I will not be able to finish. It’s not the end of the world or anything, but it would have been a productive weekend if I could get in a workout in each event.

I guess I could partially blame myself for not being to finish Stu’s tri. As the title of this post states I was somewhat smart with my health so far this weekend. Last night I skipped out on cards to get some needed rest, which was good. My problem was that I met my TNT group this morning for our run. I just couldn’t help myself. The group runs are the workouts I look forward to the most and I couldn’t say no. We ran about 4 miles this morning with some hill repeats. Now I didn’t run with my normal pace group this morning. I took it down a notch, but still was hacking up a lung during the first half. Next were 3-6 hill repeats and I only did 3 to keep from collapsing and then I joined an even slower pace group for the leg back to our cars. So once again I was both good and bad during my workout.

Tonight I stayed in again to rest up. Not that there was a whole lot going on tonight, but I hate being laid up. I guess you won’t find anyone who really enjoys being sick. So the plan is to take it easy again tomorrow with hopes of kicking this bug. It would be nice to start out Monday feeling 100% with a full week of training to look forward to. For everyone out and about this evening have one for me and hopefully I can join ya next time…


Blogger Keryn said...

It sucks to be sick. The workout itself probably helped more than you think. Moderate exercise is supposed to help you when you're sick.

Just be sure you get enough rest and lots of fluids. Yes...that's the mom in me. :)

7:04 AM  
Blogger Nic said...

I wish I had one for you last night, but I passed out on the couch around 10. I couldn't figure out why I was so tired yesterday until just now, when I got off of the phone with my non-runner friend:

"Nic, you're tired because you ran 16 miles yesterday. Give yourself a break."

It appears that I'm only somewhat smart, too...

Feel better!

12:39 PM  

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