Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I need encouragement, ya'll

I just got back from the doctor. Not only do I have a sinus infection ('tis the season), but I also have bronchitis. That would explain the nasty crap I have been coughing up and the icky feeling in my chest.

This really has put a huge damper on my running. I have been too sick to attempt a run in the past week or so. I am feeling really pathetic and pretty much like a failure at this point. I want to get back into running. I NEED it. I am tired of being sick (thank goodness I will be getting antibiotics tonight, at least). The past 1 1/2 months has sucked for my running, and I feel awful about it.

I was really hoping to kick-start my running again this week. I got my new Mizunos on Monday and today was *supposed* to be a running day. But now that I have bronchitis, I don't think running in the cold is a great idea. And on Thursday I have a scheduled colonoscopy (yes, I am too young for these, in theory. But my Crohn's disease makes it so I need one every two years), so I will be out of commission for a day or two. Tomorrow is my "prep" day, and anyone who's had a colonoscopy knows "prep" is another word for "sucks to be you." Prepping for the procedure is really disgusting (and time consuming) and much worse than the colonoscopy itself.

One good thing is that I took my microbiology final today, so now I am done with school for the semester. I feel REALLY good about the test, too. There is a good chance I have a solid A in that class, not just an A-. But I know I have at least the A-, which rocks. One less thing to stress over, I guess.

Anyway, I am aiming for this weekend to restart my running/training schedule. I need to fill the running void. I miss it a lot. And I really need to start training for the HM I want to do in March. Training would just be so much easier if I wasn't sick all the damn time!

So if you have any words of encouragement, or any advice, feel free to pass it along. I am feeling down, but I know I'm not out. I just have a massive amount of ground to make up.


Run Mommy said...

That is a bummer..don't worry, in a few days you will feel a LOT better (maybe not with the procedure too but better to do it all at once!)

Cassandra said...

This is just a little bump in your plans. As soon as you are better you'll be super-motivated to kick butt!

Hope you feel better. :)

Mendy said...

I soooo wish I could help, but I'm in a similar boat.

"I am feeling really pathetic and pretty much like a failure at this point. I want to get back into running. I NEED it."

---- This is me - exactly. However, I'm not sick - I'm just still injured (after all this time). I really want to run, too. So, I wish you all the best on restarting your training and get better very soon. You'll be out there before you know it.

J~Mom said...

I hope that you are back stronger then before once the antibiotics kick in. Do they think you need to go on some sort of maintenance medicine for allergies or something to prevent this? I used to get bronchitis a ton when I was in my 20s and finally it corrected itself. Hang in there!!

Laurel said...

I didn't know you have Crohn's! My uncle had it. And two of my friends do as well. You poor thing. It must be awful! Especially the colonoscopy every two years part. Eek!

Get better! Glad you finally got your new kicks!

Always Smiling said...

Hope you feel better soon. I dealt with Bronchitus off and on the whole month of Oct.