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I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Phillppians 3:14

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Head Cold that Has Dropped Me to the Canvas!

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 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 Savior, whose birthday we just celebrated yesterday. Godspeed and try to avoid this head cold stuff...


Brenda / Russ / Lance said...

Hey Dave, can't say I envy you and BrenE with the cold thing. Take care of that cold!

This is a wonderful post that truly shows what the spirit of Christmas is about. God bless you and your family. Hope you have a wonderful New Year filled with good health, happiness, prosperity and finish lines!

Jeff said...

"Lung Cookies?" I don't think I've heard that one before, we just call them "loogies" around here... but I may start using that, LOL

I hope you feel better soon, it's hard to run if you can't breathe!

Rick Gaston said...

Nothing like a good run to bring up all that nastiness so you can hack it out. Hope you are feeling better Dave. No death marches, no Bataan Death Marches.

Speaking of which, my grandfather was in that. He survived. I took a tour of the island of Corregidor several years ago when I was back. The bunkers are still there as well as the holes made by 50 caliber machine gun bullets on the walls when the G.I.s retook the island and the rest of the Philippines.