Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Invincible Fail

you know that feeling of invincibility that the post marathoning runner gets, just after they finish a GBA marathon?  It seems like 40 miles a week is "so do-able" and "why not just go out and do a 16 miler as a run because it's a Tuesday and I can..."?

Well I do.

And that is so not where I'm at right now.

I lost my run.

Or it lost me.

We lost each other.

MIA? or AWOL?  It's hard to say.

Somewhere in all the kleenex and Dr's appointments reminder cards and balled up wrapping paper and piles of trash produced by Christmas... my run was accidentally thrown away.  I mean, I'm not sure that's what happened.  I think that it's a possibility though.  I had my run a few days before Christmas, and then BAM! it was gone.

Just like that?

Just. Like. That.

Seriously though, I've caught a cold that has moved into an upper respiratory infection... viral, they say... though do they really know?  no.  they don't.  but that's what they say.  So, I'm completely incapable of drawing a pain free running breath.

I can breathe fine, if I'm laying on the couch.  Under a blanket.  After a nap.  But any exertion on my part results in severe tiredness and paleness, and some coughing that is... awesome.

And yea, it's way past my bedtime, but I'm awake.  You know why?

Well, it's probably the lack of run.

Or the 4 hours of naps I took today... after sleeping till 10ish.

9 comments:

fancy nancy said...

Oh no!!! I hope you are feeling much better soon! Don't worry that run is waiting for you to meet it!

Anne said...

This time of year throws a lot of us off our game. Once life returns to its normal routine, so will your running. Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

I hope you feel better soon@

MCM Mama said...

Feel better soon! Your run will come back when it's time. Hang in there.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I hope you get through this bug quickly. As for the accidentally discarded run, well hopefully the trash didn't go yet. Ask Hubbs to go through it to see if it's there. We throw away something every year! ;-)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Feel better ASAP you and your run wil reunite soon.. Pretty sure that Run is distracted by shiny new shoes and yellow reflective gear...and with 2011 coming and people setting goals Run is SWAMPED with newbies... LOL

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Your run is just gone for awhile. Let yourself be sick, get better and you'll be running again. Poor thing!

Alex said...

Even though it was an "invincible fail" I missed your witty blog posts.

I hope you feel better!

Wifey said...

YIKES! I hope you get better soon. I know the feeling of the missing run but I'm sure you two will find each other soon.

This is my first time here. Looking forward to reading more.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey