Yesterday was FULL of sweating, but sadly none of the kind I like. I woke up with a really fun fever of 101, which prompted me to cancel all Children’s Center activities and Suzuki lessons for the day. I still had to go over for conductor’s quartet, which was a fun-filled hour of feverish sight-reading…it kind of felt like drunken playing, what with the disorienting dizziness…anyway, as you can imagine, the majority of the day was spent on my couch. I looked up a lot of useless things and read a bunch of excellent blogs.
As the day came to a close, I gathered myself, my violin, and a handful of cough drops, and headed over to play the Symphony concert…it was also full of sweat and took a higher level of concentration than I wanted to commit to any activity at the time. With that done, I headed home and decided that I would be all better when I woke up. Easier said than done, however, as I hacked up half a lung trying to fall asleep in the first place.
Fantastically, though, I did wake up feeling a lot better this morning. No fever, minimal snotting/congestion, and just a really fun, nasty, hacking cough. I picked up a friend, had my first coffee in a week and a half, and headed to my first full day back in the world. It was loooooooooong, but I survived!
Also, I’ve decided that I will be completely healed by tomorrow. Which is great, because I’m overdue a few runs, so I’m heading out for a few miles in the morning. Which is good, because I’m committed to my usual long-run date Friday morning. 🙂 Sounds good to me!
My amazing long-run buddy (after Myrtle Mini) and ADORABLE son!
As a side note, Columbia is confused. Following some really chilly days, today was a balmy, overcast, 80-degree (spring?) day. (until it started POURING and we got a torando warning…) I did not mind this in the least, and I was sad that I was stuck inside! I’m hoping tomorrow morning is just as pleasant…
Anecdote time: inspiration comes in random and hilarious forms for me. My friend Emily stopped by tonight to pick up some music, and I was telling her of my morning plans. She is a swimmer, and not too fond of running, but mentioned that she went on a really speedy run the other night…to Bi-Lo. It is down the road from her apartment, and a few minutes before they closed she realized she really needed toilet paper….sooooo….she sprinted down the road, made it RIGHT before they closed, then proceeded to jog back home toting her large trophy of quilted comfort. 🙂 It made me laugh, and also feel strangely inspired for my own running. Meh, what can I say?
This bear looks like he's cheering along a marathon course...a sight that would potentially be welcoming... 😉
Along the lines of swimming, Emily (along with another friend who actually used to coach) has been recruited to teach me how to swim. I love water (pools, oceans…jellyfish be damned…, showers, etc…) and can “swim,” but when it comes to any sort of actual competitive stroke, I pretty much flounder. Yes. ESPECIALLY freestyle…that usually involves breathing the water, which I know is not the point, but it happens…and I also feel super uncoordinated with my elbows and wrists…not good. SO, sometime between now and May (personal goal) I need to acquire a swim suit that stays place when I swim so that I can embarrass myself in the Carolina pool and get some swim lessons. I have visions of a tri in my future, and while I am confident I can handle the biking/running portion by myself, I have no qualms about admitting my swimming incompetence.
jellyfish are NOT this cute and innocent in real life...
hmm...yeah, this one won't stay put while attempting any sort of competitive stroke...
but then i'll need one of these...and OMG does it not look like an X-Men outfit thingy?!?! Aaaand my inner nerd is exposed... 🙂 But REALLY!
Like I said, I can handle the biking part…if only I had a bike…so that’s another thing on my goal/wish list to have by May. (I picked May arbitrarily, but mainly because that’s when life stops becoming QUITE as hectic…also I love training in the summer. LOTS of sweat!) I’ve been doing my research…while this summer sparked my interest in cyclists, 😉 😉 previously a running mentor ignited an interest in tris/cycling.
Isn't it PRETTY??!!!
😀 😀 😀 😀 donations, anyone?
Until that exciting moment that I can begin training on my AMAZINGLY PERFECT tri-bike…I will stick to training on my feet 🙂 I did a bunch of calendar-consolidating (actually writing in gigs/events, transferring things from random papers into my life-saving schedule…) yesterday as well, and along with that came a bunch of goal-setting in the running quadrant. A lot were basic mileage goals, but I spent a good amount of time looking up fun races, too. Also, I got my Runner’s World. PERFECT timing.
Good thing about having to miss Monday and Tuesday? Today was “Monday” and it’s already almost Friday!
(also, if you hadn’t noticed…wordpress just made it a LOT easier to insert media!)