Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Once a trooper, now a troll

I could go on and on about how last week. The fun I had, the things I learned and the people I spent time with, but I won't. I will keep this one short and to the point.

The first two days in Florida were spent in team meetings. While helpful and informative, it was also a great time for the 8 of us that work from four different states to have some face time. Two of our Minnesota girls were a little under the weather. One with strep throat and the other with what seemed like a really bad cold. They sat on either side of me and I didn't think much of it. Neither felt well, but the gal with the cold was pretty drugged up on DayQuil and was very mindful of trying hard to not contaminate the rest of us...which I greatly appreciated.

All week long, I kept thinking "wow, what troopers to run with the big dogs when you aren't feeling well." Today I am thinking, "those darn trolls should have stayed under their respective bridges!"

I have been feeling like I was on a boat since last Wednesday. And, I've been struggling with my allergies for a few weeks now. Yesterday, the sore throat began as the dizziness got worse. I finally sucked it up and went to the doctor.

The good news: My blood pressure was 110/70 and my pulse was 60. Those are FANTASTIC numbers. I can't wait for my physical to see how my cholesterol has changed...hopefully for the better...since I started running and have dropped a few pounds!

The bad news: I have a sinus infection, strep throat and benign vertigo. Sweet. But, with an arsenal of drugs, I should be on the mend in no time.

I am a little disappointed that I missed my run this morning but I'd hate to push my body over the edge and make things worse. A few extra days of rest won't hurt too much, right? Besides, I only got one mid-week run in last week, and on Sunday Lisa and I ran 7 miles in 1:25:40. That's a new personal per-mile best!! Until last week, our runs didn't have more than one 12 minute mile. Sunday, only 1 mile was over 12 and the rest were under! WOOOO HOOOOO!!! That's progress!

It's days like this that I am so grateful to work from home. No need for a sick day. I just take a nap if I need one and get right back to work.


  1. Maybe it is just that time of year. I NEVER get sick, but upon return from New Orleans, via a plane of course, I got something that feels like a cold.

    I agree that an extra day of rest is wise. I did work-out yesterday, but boy it was hard work. I purposely went when I knew no one would be there to contaminate, although everyone seems to have something right now. I blame it on the weather, snow, rain, sunny and hot....all within 5 days!

    Really great news on your numbers, health and running numbers! Way to go.

  2. '"trolls"...you make me laugh!