Monthly Archives: November 2012


Shmowzow is the sound coming out of my mouth a lot lately as I vomit every single food and drink into my toilet.  It started on Sunday when I went downstairs to feed the dogs and ended up laying on the kitchen floor.  Major nausea wave knocked me down.  The floor felt so cold on my hot flashing body, I didn’t want to move, but I eventually peeled myself off and ran over to couch before I barfed everywhere.  By afternoon I was feeling better and I even started decorating for Christmas.  I chalked it up as the 12 hour flu.  Monday morning I even felt well enough to do a treadmill run.  I did have to stop and take a horrible bathroom break after 3 miles, but then I continued for another 3.  I went to work and gradually just started to feel worse and worse.  I had some trouble falling asleep because the pain in my stomach was so bad.

This morning I woke up and felt the same as Sunday morning.  Spent a good chunk of time emptying my stomach into the toilet.  I have not eaten any food, so I figured I was empty and went to work.  As soon as I walked in I had to take a potty break.  I took another one 30 minutes later.  I ate a few M&Ms and now I am just biding my time before those work their way out in the most terrible way.  Yes I am still at work.  My coworkers are going to murder me when they get it.

Last week I decided to cut back my mileage and ran about 36 miles in 5 days.  I was planning on ramping it back up this week, just in time for Thanksgiving gorging.  Not happening.  Those 6 miles may be the only ones I get in all week.  Thanksgiving is my only day off for the rest of the week and I think the Turkey Trot will be a no-go since all my fuel has left my body for the past three days.  I know I am sick when I don’t even care about my mileage.  I’m way to weak to worry about that.  I do want to do one more race before the new year though.  There might be a few 5ks in the area.



go nuts like there’s bugs on your butts

This past weekend was free from races so I ran a solid ten miler on Saturday and then 10k on Sunday morning.  Because of fall back, Red woke up an hour earlier than usual so I had to wait until 9:30 to get my run on.  What surprised me was how fast I was going and how effortless it felt.  I’m used to jumping out of bed at 5 a.m. and taking off with stiff legs and a general weariness.

Monday was a rough morning because Red had a weird screaming fit from midnight to one and then I couldn’t fall back asleep.  Maybe she is going to have night terrors like I did.  Oh Joy.   I decided to take an off day, but the whole day I felt like running.  So Red fell asleep early and I hopped on the treadmill.  Ran 8 miles at 7:17 pace.  Whoa. Again, I am way slower in the early morning.

Because my legs were tired from Monday night, I slept in again on Tuesday and thought that would be my off day.  Well it was election day and it was gloomy and this made me feel very lazy.  I wanted to snap out of it, so I hoped Red would fall asleep early again so I could do a night run.  Lo and behold, she did!  I purposely wore her out by bringing her to the nearly dead mall and letting her run around for an hour.  Then I fed her a cheeseburger and took her for a walk.  BOOM sleep.  Ran intervals on the treadmill with 6.23 miles at 7:07 pace.  Sooo I’m thinking races should always be at night.

I think I may be done with races for the rest of 2012 which is kind of sad.  There are a couple I could do, but they are 5ks and I hate to spend the money during the holiday shopping season.  I need a new goal before I get bored and crazy.  I applied for the NYC half marathon on a whim, but with the deferrals, I doubt I will get in.  I kind of hope I don’t because I doubt I will have the money to travel there.  yikes.  My next possible marathon is a  new one in Marion Iowa in April.  So I won’t start that training until January.  Though I could possibly do St Louis in early April.  I’ll see what happens.