Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekend Run-around…..

Other than running, blogging about running, tweeting about running, and talking my wife's ear off about my last run - I actually do have other things that I am interested in (like: running magazines).  Specifically, I'm a bit of a closet car guy.  I don't really keep up with much of it, but I've been slowly collecting a bunch of car crap to hang on my garage walls.  This weekend at a car show, I scored all sorts of good things.  A real stoplight that is about 4.5 feet tall (or, as long as I am doing my conversion right, about 900 cm) and two "metal tube things" according to my wife.  It was fun to check out all of the cool cars, regaining a small slice of my manhood.  Unfortunately, I was wearing the baby bjorn for most of the day - so any gains in manhood were quickly relinquished.


This is my brain on….102 degrees. Like I said on Friday, I got really beat down by a pretty nasty infection late last week. I had a 102 fever on Thursday that lingered around 100.8 through Saturday. I was a walking, talking “this is your brain on drugs” poster child. Fortunately, my fever is gone (but I’m not 100% cured yet) so I can hopefully get back to my regular pooping routine. It is the small things in life that I am going to enjoy.

MIA: Energy. Since I haven’t been sick for a while, I sort of forgot how much it takes out of you. I heeded the advice on twitter and decided to not run on Saturday while I was still feeling a bit crappy. So, Sunday mid morning I went out for what turned out to be the worst 12 miles in QUITE some time. I was sore, tired, and a bit bloated. I tried taking pamprin after I got home but it didn’t help. I’ll keep you posted on these breasts that seem to have sprouted. I got the miles in, but was a full minute off pace. When I run, I set the bar of a successful run as not having any miles below X pace. For that run, the pace was 8:00, and I had 6 miles that were slower than that. Not a good run at all. Does anyone else have any experience with coming back after having a relatively high fever? How long does it take to be 100%?

Finally, I drew the names of the winners for the Sony Walkmans! They were Madison from I’d Rather be Eating and Laura from Laura's Boise-full Life. Congrats ladies! Shoot me an email at the address in the upper right of my blog and I’ll get them shipped out to you as soon as possible.

25 comments:

BrianFlash said...

Since I didn't win one of the prizes, I thought I'd be the first to tell you that your math on the inches to centemeter conversion was woeful. 2.54 centimeters to the inch.

Jamoosh said...

How long does it take to be 100% after a high fever? 1 box of girl scout cookies...

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Hope you make a quick recovery, I'm just getting over a cold myself.

900cm = 9 meters = 29 feet = One Big Light

misszippy said...

Fevers take it out of you--gotta rest up before you go back out. Seriously.

My son would be envious of your car-related purchases. He is a car nut these days (and he's only 10)

Nobel4Lit said...

I have an upcoming post about Tweeting about running...

Rest up! I trained through my cold and don't regret it, but be smart about it!

And yay for the MP3 player winners! For those who didn't win, I'm also giving one out on my blog (since I'm not nearly as popular as Adam, your chances are good)!

Tri-James said...

When you wear the baby bjorn - you better rock it!

Kovas said...

Is anyone really 100% ever?

JessiePants said...

I think I agree with Kovas, but hope that you are feeling closer to "normal" very soon!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Random number generator = Friendship Ender!!

funderson said...

Blech..I feel your pain...
Out! Damned virus!

Cynthia O'H said...

Sorry that you've been sick. We're generally a flu-free house. Thank goodness because we deal all sorts of other health stuff. You'll be back before you know it.

jahom said...

nice blog ! just found it while looking for some information about Brooks T7 Racer ;-)

TiredMamaRunning said...

Just got over being sick myself...sorry you had to deal with some of that crud too. I kind of felt crappy on the first few runs, and then was crappy no more. Just kind of had to go shake off the dust and sweat out the funk.

Julie said...

Ugh. I was out of commission with a high fever this weekend and I tried just going for a one mile dog walk today and it pooped me out.
Sorry. Hope we both feel better soon!

Angie Bee said...

dang it! I wanted one of those walkmans! Congrats though to those that did win :)

It took me a while to get back to 100%. Not sure how long but I hope it takes you less time for sure.
Cheers!

Chris K said...

Adam, Adam, Adam, dude, you gotta get back to feeling good before going out and running 12 miles. Of course it's gonna be a horrible run.

I think we worry too much about missing a day, or even a week of training. I did not run once for the 3 weeks prior to my face last week and that turned out just fine for me.

Dial it back Superman.

Jill said...

Poor Adam...but I'm glad you're feeling slightly better! Th bod goes through the ringer when it retains a fever for a few days, give it some time!! :)

Pam said...

You know what else would look cool in your garage? A 2002 Corvette! Hey, wait a minute! I know where you can get one of those!

Katie said...

I know this sucks, but the last time I had a super high fever I think it was 5-7 days before I felt like myself again. UGH SAUCE.

Kate said...

At least the Baby Bjorn proves your boys are swimmers. Either that, or you're a great babysitter. :)

Spike said...

I know what you are dealing with. I find that, after the fever has broke, I have to eat the next two or three runs. They are sluggish and suck, but you get through them. Then you are back to normal.

kilax said...

Congrats to the winners! I am going to give mine away soon. I really like them a lot!

I want to see the full garage pics when it's all done.

And hope you are back to 100% soon!

Chanda M. DeFoor said...

I know what you mean--sometimes I have to force myself NOT to talk about running. I'm thankful that my husband started running. I don't feel so badly now about talking his ears off. I hope you're feeling better!

Jen said...

I hope that energy comes back soon!

Andrew Opala said...

Wait a second, you mean you have to enter the draw to actually be in the running to win! RIP OFF