Saturday, April 9, 2011

Deals, Illness and Running

Hi All!  OMG, what a week.  Okay, I had my long run last Sunday to train for the 1/2 marathon.  Well, I went knowing that I had been coughing & sniffling, but I have my training schedule to stick to and I wanted to stick with it.  Well, Monday, I could hardly drag myself out of bed.  I went to the doctor and found out I had the beginnings of bronchitis with a sinus infection. My doctor shook her head at me when I told her I had gone running the day before.  Her suggestion -- take it easy or I could make myself worse. 

So, I've been taking my antibiotics and trying to get myself better. I do feel better, but sickness is all around.  My husband also had to make a trip to the doctor and found out he has pneumonia.  We are both sad and pitiful.  I hate being sick and he is the worst "patient".  I told him I want to move to a warmer climate so I can dry out and get warm.  Although, I like the pacific northwest, the weather is getting to me.  It is just damp all the time and gray.  A friend of mine bought one of those UV lamps that she sits in front of 15 minutes a day.  The things we do to try and get some "light".

As for weight and activity...activity has been 0 this week and the weight has remained the same. Right now, that is the last of my concern.  I just want to get healthy so I can get back to training. 

My friend that I'm running the 1/2 marathon with, we stopped by the Brooks Outlet because she heard they were having a sale.  I got a great deal on some running shoes, which were marketing samples of the new Ravenna 2 for $29.99 and they had my size, which was surprising because I have huge feet (10.5 to 11). They are really comfortable and I like the orange color.  I was also able to get a Moving Comfort sports bra for $10.00.  Who could pass that up?

I never really went into the Brooks Outlet, because I felt like a "poser" and only thought it was for runners.  However, I am a runner (although slow) and they had some other great items, but many were too small for me -- lots of smalls and mediums.  My friend got a bra and a couple of technical running shirts.  I did find a long sleeved shirt on clearance, also orange that matched my shoes. I can't wait to take them for a spin.  Only when I get rid of this dang-on cough!! Hopefully soon!! 


MyFairKatie said...

I've been running for a year, even running 9+ miles at a time, and I *still* feel like a poser in running stores. A "real" runner friend of mine just posted this on my facebook, so I'll share it with you:
"I often hear someone say 'I’m not a real runner.' We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner." —RW's own Chief Running Officer, Bart Yasso

Get well soon! Bronchitis is the WORST.

alisonds said...

Great bargains! New workout gear always gets me motivated! Hope you get over your cold soon!

safire said...

I want to train for a half-marathon! Great job :D and best of luck to you.

I hope both you and your husband feel better. I hate being sick.

Lily Fluffbottom said...

Just found your blog! I certainly hope you get to feeling better soon! I was sick last week, and I thought it might destroy me, it was terrible.

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Congratulations on your awesome weight loss. I'm looking forward to reading more.