Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Visual Break

Peek a boo with an ornery cat.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Still Here!

Even though my mileage has gone down the toilet in the past 2 weeks, it's only a small blip on the radar screen, in the grand scheme of things. I'm still feeling confident about the half-marathon. Don't know if running it in 1:45 is doable at this point, but I'm still aiming for it.

On other fronts, I have some serious paperwork re-organization to do at home, and have to figure out where to pick up in terms of my training schedule. Even being off by 2 weeks just makes me feel so discombobulated.

The ear issue is still there, and I'm scheduling an appointment with an ENT specialist for later this week. I've had enough. I'm currently on a new round of meds, and I actually spent almost an hour last Thursday going through my prescriptions, and figuring out when to take each. Up until now, I had never taken so many medicines in one sitting in my life. It's mind-boggling to me, people. :P

Saturday, July 11, 2009


That sums up my overall feeling the past week. Since the 4th of July I've had a clogged right ear, and finally went to the doctor's on Friday to have it checked out. (I'm one of those types who really tries to avoid going to any medical caretaker, but to no avail).

The diagnosis is an ear infection, and that explains why I haven't been feeling myself the past week. Initially I'd just chalked it up to monthly female issues, but there was indeed something else going on. Meh. My mileage this week consisted of 2 miles. Total shite.

So no long run tomorrow, and probably no exercise, period, for the next few days. And the world isn't going to end if I don't work out for a week. I have to keep that in perspective, because I do get paranoid about missing workouts - yes, even the ones due to illness. Funny how the Puritan work ethic gets in the way of rest and recovery.

Over and out.