Monday, January 18, 2010

Again...yes, again.

Well, if there's one thing that's good about the predicted record-setting rainfall here in (traditionally) Sunny San Diego - is that the weather matches my current state-of-health.

The good news: I'm not running and allowing my calf to heal.

The bad news: I'm not running and allowing my calf to heal because I'm acquired another sinus infection. Without a doubt, I am allergic to Ironman. "Ironmanitis"...seriously. That's me.

Last year I developed sinusitis around this time...so I suppose it's par for the course that the same thing happens this year.

Oh well.

The good news, no GREAT news - is that come September and October I won't be burnt out or anything (please please please fingers crossed!!). When I reflect back to the shape I was in last year at this time...and that I felt my strongest right around late June's Ironman Coeur d'Alene, well, that makes me (somewhat) happy for my intended late-season schedule.

Getting sick is just a part of life. Could I have done thing differently last week? Absolutely. But dwelling on the past now, is futile. Sure, I'm upset - and I keep going back and forth between resolved to accept my being sick to ANGRY that this is happening, again.

But at the end of the day, it is what it is, and all I can do is focus on the positive and getting better as soon as possible. And it could be worse - much worse. At the end of the day, I'm (mostly) healthy, happy, am surrounded by love and support, and grateful for the many wonderful people and things in my life.

(Excuse me while I blow my nose).

Sill...humbug.

So - no swimming for the next week, while I allow my sinus passages to clear out. I've been granted permission to spin easy on the trainer (because facing the rainy and windy onslaught outside does NOT sound fun)...as long as 1) I'm not feverish 2) my sinuses aren't throbbing and 3) I'm not blowing out the traditional, well...crap from my nose. (sorry for the graphic details).

So, that's about it. For real.

I'm just hanging in there, thinking healthy/healing vibes and trying to not panic. And for everyone "out there" going through their own bouts of cold/flu/sinus/yucky-unnamed illness, all I can say is hang in there, be patient, be kind to yourself, and if in doubt...skip the zone 8z workout.

Priorities my friends, priorities.

So with that, I'm off to watch a movie with Nathaniel. He's amicably agreed to watch "Julie and Julia" with me - but don't tell him I said anything. It was, after all, his idea.

Oops... I suppose I was supposed to keep that under wraps as well.

First, though - gotta find the Kleenex. The stuff with lotion...golden.

20 comments:

Pedergraham said...

Oh, feel better soon. Andrew liked Julie and Julia more than I did...go figure!

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

UGH! Feel better soon Marit and yes take your time to heal... you will do great in 2010!

Mama Simmons said...

Sorry to hear you're sick again. Ugh.
Not that it's any consolation, but my calf is all messed up right now too. Although I don't believe mine is ironman related. ;) Hope you heal up quickly!!

Lisa T said...

Sorry to hear that you're sick. I'll give you some herbs on Thursday!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I hope you feel better!! I'm still trying to get the hubs to watch that movie myself!

ADC said...

Sorry to hear you are ill. Hope you feel much better soon. I know how you feel - but chin up and enjoy all the free time with Nate.

Ryan said...

Grab a box of tissues, tape your calf up with some kinesio tape, and join the rest of the nation in the insanity workout...It's sweeping the World!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J1fJv-S3BY

Get Well Soon!

maija said...

Feel better! Plenty of time to train once you are better.

TriGirl Kate O said...

:(

Maria said...

Hope you feel better!

Kim Schafer said...

I hate to hear your sick again! Ugh! If it's any consolation to you... I've got some major crud going on too. The hubs got it, then the babe, and now me. No training here. Major nose blowing and lots of coughing bouts too. Delightful stuff. Kleenex with lotion is great!!! Otherwise, I think we'd all have some major red noses to rival rudolph. Get better soon!!

Amanda said...

Heal up! And try your darndest to enjoy the time off. This must be your body's way of forcing you to take it easy for a while....so youi can get back out there when the weather finally turns :)

Molly said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! The good news is that it's still only January and you've got lots of time for the year ahead!

Beth said...

ARGH!!! I remember how sick you got last year too Marit. Bummer. I hope you feel better soon and like you said (and I'm feeling the same way about myself) better to get through all this now and be in great shape when the big races roll around in the summer/fall! Thinking of you! Rest up! :)

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

Rest up my friend. You don't by chance have a down pillow do you? Just checking.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Hope you start feeling better. I know how frustrating it can be. I was sick all of last year and this year if I even get a slight sniffle I start freaking out that I'm going to have a repeat of last years battles. It's still early and there's lots of time to get better.

Runner Leana said...

Oh no!! I am sorry to hear the sinusitis is back! Rest up and I hope you feel better soon.

And Julie/Julia? Love it!!

Charisa said...

Hope you feel better soon!

runningyankee said...

thinking of you marit! you always come back better and stronger because you truly rest and heal and know how good it feels to be healthy:) get well soon.

Jennifer Cunnane said...

Marit - I hope your sinusitis gets better. Until I had my second endoscopic sinus surgery 3 months ago, I had sinus infections every 6-8 weeks - YEP, that translates into approximately 20 weeks a year on antibiotics!! This crap had been going on for 7 years. I have so much empathy for your troubles... now since the surgery I am 3 months free of infection. Have you been to a ENT (ear nose throat dr?) also nasal sprays like Nasonex help a lot plus use the Grossan Hydro Pulse sinus irrigation system - it works a lot better than the netti pot. HOpe you get better soon!!!