The Plague That Doesn’t End…

Remember this?

Only the lyrics have been changed to this:

This is the plague that never ends.

It just goes on and on my friends.

Some people started getting it not knowing what it was,

And they will continue being infected forever just because…

Two weeks ago I wrote a post about my weekend plague. I thought it was just a cold that would go away after a couple of days. Boy, was I wrong! The ugly thing morphed into a full on head cold/sinus infection that pretty much left me feeling like shit for over two weeks! I finally decided that I needed drugs so yesterday I adventured over to the doctors to demand antibiotics. Of course, I had to call my insurance company to see if my coverage was still good through the end of the month. It was. Thank God! Luckily my doctor was good and gave me some antibiotics. I wasn’t leaving unless she prescribed me something. When reviewing my medical record she noticed that last year at this time I went to see she for the same exact thing. I guess this head cold/sinus infection is an annual occurrence. Lucky me.

I was lucky that this past week was a rest week. And my week was just that – rest. I managed two half-ass workouts before I felt like death. On Sunday I attempted to complete my 2-hour trainer ride. I got to the hour mark and quit because I was getting extremely hot and dizzy. I figured it would be best to hop off my bike before I passed out. My intention was to complete the second hour after I got home from work. However, as my work day went on I started feeling really crappy and as soon as I got home I bee-lined to my bed.

Monday I was able to complete my workouts on my schedule! Yay! The next three weeks my volume is picking up so they are big weeks I don’t want to miss. Monday I was scheduled for a 30 min spin before an 1:35 run. I was surprised how well my body handled the workout. I was a bit nervous when I headed out on my run incase I died half way through it. I left the gym and just explored the area for over 9 miles. I am actually going to be coaching a run group this summer at the gym so I was scouting out the area for potential routes. I definitely found a glute-brutal hill for hillwork! 🙂

Now that the antibiotics have kicked in I’m hoping to hit the pool for a workout tonight. That could be interesting!


~ Happy Training!

Flannel Sheets How I Love Thee… Or Not

Fall is my favorite season. I love the change of weather, change of leaves, and flannel sheets. Well, I actually love just about anything flannel. Thank you J. Crew for finally making a women’s cut flannel shirt and making it “cool” to wear. Although, it really doesn’t matter because I would still wear a flannel shirt. I do live in Maine.

A couple of weeks ago I dug my Eddie Bauer Flannel Sheets out of my closet, dusted them off, washed them and put them on my bed and haven’t left since. Okay, maybe I have left my bed, but that’s the problem I have with my flannel sheets. I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning! My bed is nice and cozy and warm so why the heck would I want to get out of bed where it’s cold and dark?! It really makes getting an early AM workout or working on my thesis paper hard to do. I know, first world problem here…

I think the time change is still messing with my internal time clock. I’ll be wide awake at 4:30-5am. I then usually get up to pee and then get back in bed and then fall back asleep. Every day this past week I have set my alarm to go off at 6am so I can get up and work on my thesis for an hour or so and then every time the alarm goes off I reset it for a later time. Bad habits are forming here. Not good for when Ironman training begins in January plus the addition of the Resolutionists at the gym will be even more added fun. However, I’ll be honest, the extra sleep has been nice since I’ve historically been a bad sleeper. It’s quite the change to get a solid 7-8 hours of sleep instead of tossing and turning for half the night!

Anyway, really not an exciting post. I promise I have a couple in the works. I start Crossfit next week. I’ve been very skeptical of Crossfit but I’m willing to get her a chance. And hopefully this week I will make it back to the pool!

Oh, how I wish!


~ Happy Training!