Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday Tidbits


Seriously, I could alliterate all week long.  Don’t even get me started on some Wednesday wonderings!

Over the last week, I’ve been coughing like seal.  The only issue is that instead of being a cute loveable seals in cartoons, I’m one of those huge blubbery ones you see in the zoo that smell like the inside of the neighbor’s house who has 8 cats.   ARFFFF ARFFFF ARRFFF.  It was pretty bad.  I lost my voice for the better part of a day.  I LOST MY VOICE.  To think that the world was denied my witty observations for an entire day.  It would be like 24 hours with out air, or wine, or skittles.  Impossible to think about.

Because I’ve been sick, last week I logged SIX miles.  SIX!!  In fact, I didn’t even log them because I didn’t want the shame of an actual number staring back at me.  (To be clear, I’ll log them because I’m a data whore).  The reason that I have ran so few miles is because I’m following the “rulebook” on this one.  The rulebook says hell hath no furry like a runner whose garmin is dead above the neck (head cold) run, below the neck (chest cold) rest.  Since I have both, I’m resting.  Reason is because a run might actually help a head cold, but it will further inflame your throat / lungs and make a chest cold much much worse.  Turning what is already a bit of a “omg, I’m slow” complex into “omg, I’m slow and I think I just spit up lung bits”.

The fact that I haven’t ran is incredibly troubling because I have a pretty important half marathon in a week and a half  (Shiner Half Marathon) . My half PR of 1:29 is REALLY in need of destroying.  I’d try to take at least 2 min off of that – likely closer to 5 if I could handle it.  But, the reality is that with this cold I won’t be 100% yet so, just like ladies night at the bingo hall, a bit of restraint is needed.

It was my son’s 2nd birthday this weekend so I was hosting my little sister and dad and eating more cupcakes than I ever thought humanly possible.  Did you know that you can put enough frosting on the top of a bunch of cupcakes to make it look like a regular cake???  It was like someone told me that not only can you run, but you can run naked.  Talk about putting together two awesome things all wrapped into one.

I want to do a post all by itself for his birthday, so look for that tomorrow - as well as an update on what I am sure will be a cough filled run tomorrow morning!  Until then, I need to buy WAAYY more socks.

What a minute....there is frosting...ON MY TOY!?!?

12 comments:

Sean - Team HRE said...

I was fully going into meltdown waiting for a blog! I am an official "Boring Runner" Blog stalker. Your son's name isn't Hayden is it?

Liz Hall said...

Happy B-Day to Boring Runner Junior. I hope you get better soon & good luck on the half.

pensive pumpkin said...

love his fascination with the undercarriage- clearly an a** man.

Katie said...

That cake. OH MY GAWD THAT CAKE.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Instead of making creepy comments about your son, I'll just say I hope you feel better soon.

Pam said...

Ugh. Feel better.

Missy said...

Ugg you are still sick! Major bummer. I hope you kick this soon.
Happy birthday to your little guy!

Sue's Ramblings said...

Happy Birthday Adam junior! BTW, for scratchy throats, sore throats etc, I usually take 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey straight up. Get well, Adam.

Half-Crazed Runner said...

Great cake! Happy B-day to your baby. Love Traditional Medicinals Echinacea Immune Boosting Tea. Feel better.

Half-Crazed Runner said...

Great cake! Happy B-day to your baby. Love Traditional Medicinals Echinacea Immune Boosting Tea. Feel better.

Half-Crazed Runner said...

Great cake! Happy B-day to your baby. Love Traditional Medicinals Echinacea Immune Boosting Tea. Feel better.

LifeisaRun said...

At least you have a place on the internets to talk when you can't actually talk out loud! Haha Happy Birthday to your son!