Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The House of Sickness

To catch this blog up, this has been our house for the past 4 weeks...

Sophie: RSV (respiratory virus that can be very dangerous in little ones), ear infection, bacterial cold-like thing with gooey eyes, double ear infection (again), regular-style cold, double ear infection (AGAIN!).

Marissa: Brochialitis (like RSV but in older kids), bad cold with lingering cough.

Steve: bacterial cold-like thing with gooey eyes for the man who NEVER gets sick.

ME: Hard training week ended with my body shutting down and a 102 degree fever after being attacked by both a bad cold virus and a stomach bug that caused me to lose 7 pounds in 5 days. Now treatment for a sinus infection. And the coughing and sleeping wrong one night led to major misalignment to where I almost couldn't move my neck. 6 days later and my neck is better thanks to my licensed massage therapist and my chiropractor but I'm still out of alignment and have inflammation because I have a raging headache.

We just can't win! I've disinfected the house, and we're hoping to get past all of this. In the meantime, I missed the final peak week of training for Gorge Waterfalls 50K which was supposed to end with a 20 miler Saturday and a 10 miler Sunday. All my sickness led to that being 5.3 miles Saturday and then 4.4 miles on trails on Sunday.

And amazingly, I'm OKAY. Most people would go crazy without that last big run. But I feel like I have worked really hard in this training cycle. The work has been banked, and there's nothing more to do about it now. Trust the training.

1 comment:

  1. Good lord y'all got hit hard with the sickness!! So glad to hear you are in good spirits despite the mileage you were suppose to get! You have been working hard!