Saturday, August 04, 2007

Yesterday is a Long Way From Today

Oh how things can change, overnight....or even from hour to hour. Yesterday I ran 4 miles early in the morning. While I was running I was sucking on a throat losenge feeling a twinge in my throat with an occasional cough. Today I was supposed to be up again doing 8 miles with my running partners. I did get up at the appointed time but only to call and say that I wouldn't be making it today. The twinge in my throat has moved into my chest and I felt that any running effort on my part would leave me so short of breath that I would end up on some curb gasping.

So here I sit at 9:30 having slept in. Bonnie put me in a t-shirt at 4:45 this morning and attached a piece of flannel to it and rubbed Vicks Vapor Rub all over my chest under the flannel...don't ask...it's a North Dakota family remedy that she's brought south. I know that from about 5:15 on I slept totally covered and sweating and it felt great. I got up about 30 minutes ago and have already downed an extra large, extra tall glass of orange juice. I also took a Sudafed at 4:45 and can feel it working as well.

Do I feel bad for not running this morning? Not as bad as I might have felt if I had not wrote the post yesterday. My body needed the rest, and for once I was smart enough to allow it to happen. So no run today, and I may go back to bed before long.

There are several bloggers that are running today or tomorrow in races and or tri's of some sort....I wish you all the greatest of luck...actually I hate saying "wish you luck" because you are all trained to a point where luck isn't going to get you to the finish line...your intelligent ability to push your body towards the finish line will get you there, luck has nothing to do with it...therefore...I wish you to have your greatest effort in what you are undertaking this weekend...my prayers of safety are with you all.

7 comments:

Mary Gee said...

Randy, I hope you feel better soon... and I am totally familiar with the vicks and flannel thing. I don't know if it works, but it sure is nice to have someone care enough to do that for you! Take Care.

Backofpack said...

Hope you feel better soon. You know what they say, don't you? They say "if it's above the shoulders, run, if it's below the shoulders, rest". As one who has often failed to take "they's" advice, I'll tell you that running when it's below the shoulders hurts!

ws said...

thought I commented already - feel better soon, Randy. I hope you make a speedy recovery...

Marcy said...

Yuck Randy!!! I'm sorry you're not feeling well :-( Vicks Vapor Rub ROCKS!!! I loooovveeeeeee that stuff when I'm sick. Rest up and hopefully you'll feel good as new in no time ;-)

teacherwoman said...

I have heard of Vicks Vapor Rub, but with flannel? I am a ND girl and haven't heard of that! hehehe. I hope you feel better soon! Doctors say, if the cough is in the throat, you are good to run, if it's in the lungs, don't go there!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Hope you feel better soon. Fight that bug and rest all you want. Better to take a few days easy than to end up with a chest infection or something nasty like that!!

J~mom said...

Glad you got some rest and have such a fantastic gal to take care of you! I hope you are all better now!