Hi All! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving - for me, Thanksgiving this year was perfect...but it certainly wasn't shaping up that way!
Flashback to last Tuesday around 3:00pm. Me sitting at my desk making big mental plans involving just how many brussel sprouts I could eat come Thursday. Suddenly my throat tightens and gets a little scratchy. Huh - weird. I decide to solve that particular discomfort by getting my gazzilionth cup of coffee that day - because nothing soothes a throat like acidity!
4:00pm. No good. Entering "Where the hell did this sore throat come from" territory.
4:30pm. Panic. A little fuzzy in the head.
5:00pm. Actually fall asleep at desk from fuzzy-headed-ness.
6:10pm. At home explaining to Bill that I simply cannot go to yoga - I feel like crap and just need to lay down.
6:12pm. Bill telling my that yoga will make me feel better - it always does.
7:58pm. Me laying in savasana at the end of yoga class wanting to cry my throat hurts so bad everytime I breathe in.
Wednesday 3:30am. Wide awake with burning throat. Haven't slept a wink. Get up to find medicine.
5:00am. Get up - not sleeping anyway.
7:00am. Invade CVS for Dayquil and Vitamin C.
7:45am-4:30pm. Sit at desk, pray for work to be over.
6:00pm. Thank the Dayquil gods that I am still standing, make broccoli casserole, stuffed dates and cranberry pie.
Thursday 6:45am. Up before the alarm because I can't breathe. Take a miracle cocktail of coffee, Dayquil, Vitamin-C and a banana. Pull on race clothes and pack yoga clothes. Fumble to the car in 29 degree weather.
8:00am - Race time! By now I am so hopped up on meds and Thanksgiving-ness that I am ready to run! Do not be confused, I did not feel great but a race is a race is a race. And the Tiger Turkey Chase is my favorite race!
8:01am-8:50am - Ran a great race! Meri and Chrissy, for reasons I do not know, decided to hang with me for the first 4 miles of the race. We pulled off solid 9:40s-9:50s for those miles. They took off in the last mile but I kept up reasonably well, finishing only 20 seconds behind for a 49 minute and change finish - almost tying my best time on this course and hitting my goal time for 9:40ish pace. WooHoo.
9:00am. Eat a banana. Suck on inhaler. Go to yoga.
9:30am. Down dog.
10:30am. Way pleased with myself for pulling out a great yoga practice. Seriously, I actually participated in most of the power class - no problem.
12:00pm-5:00pm. Fantastic Thanksgiving with friends and family!!! Happy to be warm and fed, thankful for a body that can run and stretch.
Friday 3:00am. Wake-up, Coffee, Dayquil, Vitamin-C. Shop, Shop, Shop!!!