Christmas has come and gone and I can honestly say that this has been one of my most enjoyable Christmas that I can remember. Being a full commission salesman and the struggling economy may have played a part. Although things are fine at the moment, I was brought back to the realization of what is important....my wife, my kids, my faith. What a blessing!
With that being said, I have had a cold for the past 10 days that has whipped me. My wife also has the same cold that she came down with at the very same time that I did.
December 14, I ran the Whiterock Marathon. (race report at Rusty Safety Pins) At mile 2 I knew something was wrong with my body and at mile 4, I puked. I felt fine that morning before the race, but by the time I went to bed that evening I knew that my ill feelings were more than post marathon recovery pains. By Monday morning my wife and I were both feeling bad and Monday night it was a full blown head cold/upper respiritory infection. I felt so bad the entire post marathon week that I didn't even run around the block.
So to cut to the chase scene: it has been nearly 2 weeks since I got sick and both my wife and I still have not recovered. I did go to spin twice this week and I ran 3 times.....but is has been brutal....a lot of hacking up lung cookies and shooting snot rockets out the nose. This weekend I really need to get a 25 to 30 mile run in as Bandera 50K is in 2 weeks...I was looking forward to racing it strong, but at this point I just want to finish it without it being a Bataan Death March. I will post the elevation of that little race later. Suffice it to say that you are either ascending or descending...oh what fun!
Despite the head cold, I am thankful. Thankful for my wife, my kids, my friends...my Savior, whose birthday we just celebrated yesterday. Godspeed and try to avoid this head cold stuff...