Monday, March 21, 2011

four weeks to oz. down for the count.

Oh dear. The last two weeks of training have been less than stellar; perhaps that's why I haven't been blogging about it! Guh. Needless to say when a runner is aiming to PR, that person might want to attempt:
a) running more than once in the past eight days
b) running more than 20 miles in the past two weeks

Just a thought. In my defense I am currently one sick puppy. I have some of the worst spring allergies of any person you'll meet. Most people look forward to spring, I hide indoors literally cowering. While everyone else is out enjoying beautifully sunny runs, working outside in the yard, or walking their dogs. I'm inside peeking out the window with my pasty skin and puffy face hoping the allergens go away. It's pitiful. I can usually nip them before they get out of hand, but this year that isn't the case. They got out of control really quickly and now I'm just in damage control mode. This means no running and no being outside, all while enduring the misery.

So there you have it, hardly any running for this girl lately. And now of course I'm just sitting here twitching like an addict, my legs all antsy. I was hoping to go to my killer spin class tonight, maybe get some elliptical in. However, I got the evil eye from the Edder this morning when I attempted to pack a gym bag. It was the stare off of the century as I slowly put my running shoes and clothes into my gym bag, hacking and blowing my nose all while maintaining the stare off... annnnnnd then slowly un-packing them again as his eyes got more and more evil until the bag was fully un-packed and set aside, when he finally resumed eating his cereal. Right. I am apparently not working out today...

MUST. RUN. SOON. Am going nuts!

10 comments:

Marlene said...

Allergies suck! Hope you feel better soon so you can get out and enjoy spring!

Indi said...

The Edder stare worked!! Take some rest and meds and get better! Its better to kick this out now, instead of having to deal with in April when you have some serious fun and celebrating to do!! If it had to happens, better now than later right!

Carolina John said...

I get the same thing. Down for 2 days with a cold and my legs won't stay still. geez.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

awww bummer!! I hope you get some medicine to knock those allergies out so you can enjoy the outdoors

Janice {Run Far} said...

Boo about the allergies. Not fun.

Lisa said...

i have mixed emotions about spring. love having winter in the past. hate the allergies.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

I have allergies too, but not like you. And that one run you refer to must be that PR you set in the 5k, so you get a little slack/credit.

I'll be looking for your puffy face at J&L.

Irish Cream said...

Oh no!! I'm so sad that you are feeling like total poop! Stupid allergens.

Rest up and try to feel better!

onelittletrigirl said...

Ack- I hope you feel better soon!

March needs to be out like a lamb like right now!

RunnuRMark said...

Suck. I just went through a really crappy week of sickness too. And as soon as I got over that, my allergies started hitting full force. There's not much worse than being unable to run at the peak of your training cycle. You better hide inside for a while (and keep your windows closed)!