In Sickness and In Health.


Day 7. National Blog Posting Month.

The baby’s stomach virus hit me late last night. Husband rented “A Million Ways To Die In the West” to cheer me up after what was a crappy (no pun intended) day.

After dinner I started to feel that all too familiar queasiness in the pit of my stomach. I was able to ignore it for most of the movie. There were some really funny parts and this one in particular had me laughing so hard I almost started crying!

I went to bed around 10:30 pm. Tossed and turned for a good while until it hit me. That unmistakable rumble in the stomach that says “get thee to the bathroom pronto!” A few minutes later the cold sweat hit me like a ton of bricks and everything came out. From both ends. That’s the moment when I thought it might be better just to curl up and die.

I instantly felt better but the weakness set in and hasn’t left. I had a fitful night’s sleep. The phone call to my office has already happened. I am going to try to get through the morning but likely not much else.

Pray for me. 😉

On the Mend.

It’s been a crappy week, quite literally.

I got hit with a stomach virus earlier in the week.  The bright side is that I got to sleep 16 hours pretty much straight, but that was after a horrendous day at the office struggling to keep my shit together (pun intended).  I barely ate for three days and felt so incredibly weak. It was awful.

I really do hate being sick.

Today was the first day that I felt almost normal. So I decided I needed a run.  I didn’t think I’d be able to do more than 2.5-3 km so I was quite surprised when I reached 4.1 km and realized I could probably squeeze out the last kilometer and make it a 5km day.  That last kilometer hurt.  My calf/shin issue is still with me but it’s getting better, a little too slowly for my liking, but beggars can’t be choosers.

I had really hoped to start increasing my runs/week by now but that just isn’t happening yet thanks to the shin splint and this most recent bout of the stomach flu.  I can only hope that May will be a better month for running.