Monday, March 21, 2011

Man, That Sucked!

Last week was, in a boring word, forgettable. I not only came down with strep throat, but then to add insult to injury had an allergic reaction to the medication! For four straight days I had no sleep, very little food, and almost no water. It left me cranky, irritable, and completely dehydrated. You know you're in trouble when your piss looks like Guiness...

But I am happy to report that I am on the other side of this little debacle. Although I'm still on drugs my throat has stopped seizing up and I am now able to eat, drink, AND sleep. Life be good.

On Saturday I even hit the streets for a little jog. It was pretty good, all things considered, although very short at a measly 5km. In a past life I would have tried running a heck of a lot more, but I am wiser now and won't try to "make up for lost time".

On Sunday it was time for a "long" run. Keeping it short I jogged through the first 11k nice and easy. Everything was going great until all that dehydration finally caught up to me and first my left calf, then my right one, started to tighten up. I stopped a few times to stretch it out, and then hobbled the rest of the way as gingerly as I could to complete the 16km run.

I'd finally managed to find a retailer in Canada that sold the Trigger Point "The Grid" and, having special ordered it, I had picked it up on Saturday. The timing could not have been better as I spent the rest of the day rolling my calves (or playing soccer with the littlest one in the park). I was nicely distracted from the pain by some great March Madness finishes (kudos to Butler for knocking off the first Number 1 seed this year!) and decent tennis at Indian Wells where the seemingly unbeatable Rafael Nadal went down to Novak Djokovic, who should really transfer his citizenship to Djibouti if you ask me.

Anyway, the week's worth of "running" was a paltry 21km, the lowest mark for me in a long long time. Now less than a week away from the Around the Bay 30k, which will most definitely be a training jog at best given all that's gone down, I am in full rehydration mode.

Happy Monday everyone! Hope your first full week of Spring goes well.

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Blogger Nelly said...

man, that is a bummer. Definitely use that 30K race as a training run. You were running so well until these last 2 weeks. Hope things turn around!

March 22, 2011 at 2:41 AM  
Blogger Andrew is getting fit said...

Yikes...that does not sound like fun at all.

March 22, 2011 at 3:43 AM  

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