Thursday, August 11, 2011

is it friday yet?

It's been another one of those weeks kids!  Shouldn't it be someone else's turn for a crappy week by now?
  • Workouts have not been stellar,  I feel kind of like I'm getting my legs back under me after being sick.  And there's no time for half iron race is just 3 weeks from Saturday.  Freak out much?  Yeah, just a *little*.
  • Serious drama at work.  And despite that fact that I could see it coming, I just could not keep from landing right in the freaking middle of it.  On my run today, all I could think of was 'how am I going to get myself out of this center of this mess?'  Oy.  For a tiny (30 some people) company, there is some serious dysfunction.
  • The most craptastic news of the week though, was a call from the vet after Bam's annual appointment.  She has some elevated liver function tests which are, at the moment, unexplainable. So after getting stuck at work late yesterday talking to the vet, then scurrying to the vet's office to pick up some medication, we're at a 'wait and see' point.  For now, the assumption is that she has a bacterial infection.  She's getting antibiotics and some supplements that will help support liver function.  And all I can do now is wait 2 weeks until we get her blood drawn again.  Hopefully everything drops back to normal.  If not, well, we'll go from there, but the first thing may be an ultrasound to get a look at her liver.  For now, I keep my fingers crossed that the next lab test will be normal.  I know she's not a spring chicken anymore, but she's a very young 12+.   Be sure to hug your pups today!

"I don't feel sick.  I'm sure I'm fine.  Give me cookies."

Sunday, August 07, 2011


I may have mentioned that I'm in the thick of my half iron training.  I had some *big* workouts planned for this week.  You know that saying about the best laid plans??

Tuesday night, I started to get a scratchy throat.  Damn allergies, thought I.  Popped a Zyrtec and continued on my merry way.  Went to bed early.  Woke up through out the night with scratchy-ness in my throat.

I went to work on Wednesday, still willing the symptoms to be allergies.  And started feeling flushed and fatigued thru out the day.  You know that crappy feeling, where it just seems like your body is not quite all there?  Still, I brushed it off and went home a bit early and did my big workout.  I took some aspirin to drown out the sore throat, and so I could sleep.  Thursday I headed out for my long run.  A big one.  And made it through about 2/3 before I hit the wall.  Nothing left in the legs.  Chest tight.  Light headed.  I turned off my Garmin and jogged it home.  Damn those out and back routes anyway.  I *had* to get back.

I let Coach know what was going on and she benched me for Friday. I also stayed home from work and slept about half the day away.    Started feeling a little bit better, but still really tired.  So, my 'big, BIG' workout week prior to my taper was down the tubes.  Including my planned long ride (which was going to be with super-woman).  Bummed.  But I know it's for the best.  No sense in digging myself into a bigger hole.  Best to get well and move on from there. 

The two good pieces of news....

I'm finally feeling back to myself, mostly.  Just, ah, well, clearing out my sinuses a bit. TMI, I know, sorry.

I get to do a big week this week, and it looks like delay my taper until week after next, and JL is not working this Sunday, so we can just postpone our date by a week!  Wheee!  The route's all planned.  Now I just focus on good nutrition, good rest, good recovery.  If only my appetite would come back.  Hm, did I really just say that.  I should probably revise that.  If only my appetite for healthy stuff would come back.  With the bugs come the craving for comfort foods.  Not wholly nutritious, if you get my drift.

No more bugs!  Don't they know I don't have time for this?!?