Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Kind of quiet on the running front over the holiday weekend - and for good reason.

First, the good news. I did get out for a nice 7 mile run on Saturday, then took Sunday morning off and prepared for a little barbecue we hosted. Despite lots of food and beer, on Monday morning I felt like running, so I did a little 2.5 mile loop through the neighborhood. (The rest of Team Library Dork had trekked to Sacramento for the No Excuses 5K, an age-graded race.)

After Monday morning's run, things went downhill.

My son had inexplicably thrown up a couple times on Saturday - he didn't seem to feel bad, just had a couple times where he had to run to the bathroom. (Well, the second time he did - the first was all over the carpet. Yay Folex.) He was fine after that, although he did throw up again once on Monday. My daughter caught whatever he had, and spewed ALL over while I was holding her on the couch, drenching a couple of library books and necessitating more baking soda and floor cleaner.

Then I started to get it.

I think I got the brunt of it. The kids maybe complained about stomach aches a couple times, but hardly seemed affected. I just felt kind of crappy Monday night - until just after midnight, when I started making trips to the bathroom every ten or fifteen minutes. Threw up everything I had, then couldn't sleep. Got some reading done, anyway.

We all stayed home from school/work Tuesday.

The kids were feeling better throughout the day, but I kept feeling worse. Painful, fuzzy head and achy bones and tendons. My pelvis, for some reason, felt like it was made out of Rice Krispies. When I had to walk, it was a hobble. It was all I could do to play a few games and watch movies with the kids. And eat really bland food.

Toward yesterday evening, things started to get a little better. Thanks to an ibuprofen I finally decided I could get down, some of the aches went away. I fell asleep on the couch watching a DVD at about 8:15, and woke up there at 5:20. I think that's the most consecutive sleep I've had in the last ten years.

So, I'm feeling like I'm on the mend. Obviously, I can make it to the computer, and may even venture out to the grocery store in a little while. The kids are back at school, and I'm going to rest and try to get myself all the way out of this. Hopefully I'll even be able to ease back into running in a couple days. Good thing I didn't find a team for the Odyssey, which starts on Friday...


SnowLeopard said...

Oh Turi! That sounds dreadful! Especially the Rice Krispy part. Hopefully you'll continue to heal over the next few days- and probably a good idea to rest this weekend... Being sick sucks!

Here's to healing~

slowrunner77 said...

what? i like rice krispies! i don't get it.