Thursday, January 17, 2008


This past week has been a long one.

It started with about two hours of sleep Sunday night (no exaggeration) and has been a whirlwind of spending lots of time at the hospital, going to work and not enough sleep. My aunt had major surgery (but then, what surgery isn't major?) so I have been chauffeur/visitor/barf-bowl-holder/babysitter-arranger/maker-of-awkward-calls-to-her-recently-separated-husband) and finally, helper at home after I drove her home yesterday.

I think with all my time at the hospital, I caught a little bug. Or I'm just really exhausted in general. Either way I was dizzy and nauseated for the past two days and missed work last night because of it. Ugh. I hate calling off work.

I'm a bit nervous about my running ... both because of a lack of time and not feeling well, I haven't run since Saturday, and I'm supposed to run eight miles today. I pushed it back to tomorrow, and I'm going to try to just jog a couple miles (no more than 3) today to get back into it, or at least to give myself a little more confidence for tomorrow. I will get back in the swing of things, I have to.


  1. How's your aunt doing? How are you feeling? Don't worry about your miles - you are a seasoned veteran and I'm sure you'll do fine. Good luck! :)

  2. She's doing well - but it's a bit of a long recovery, no heavy lifting/housework for about a month or so.

    After a couple hours reconsideration, I think I'm just going to run 4-5 tomorrow and aim for 8 on my long run next week instead. I don't want to push myself too much, and there's nothing more demoralizing than a long run that you can't complete!