Monday, October 26, 2009

The Irony of it all

Last post I said that I could not imagine a day without working out. Every day I had to do SOMETHING! I had to feel the struggle of my body fighting gravity and my genetics. Striving forward. Struggling ahead, getting stronger and faster. Becoming a better me.

And then it happened. Struck down. Not by car or truck or even a bus. No, no man made creation had touched me. Rather it is a viral sickness that now runs through my body and debilitates me.

With the sickness raving my body, I have decided to forgo my daily pilgrimage into the torture chamber of training. Probably a smart idea, let my body rest and recuperate but it is still a little unnerving.

I have sat restless for several days now. I had expected to feel like I was wasting my time, I had expected to feel like I was wasting my time and edgy. I had expected all that. But instead I felt fine. I felt restful. I felt like I was doing the smart thing.

That was several days ago. I still feel like that. Still feel sick.

Now my resting days are seriously starting to interfere with my training days.

Like that old commercial “I haven’t got time for the pain”. I don’t have time to feel sick. I need to train, I need to get going. I need to be out there training.

And so I went. Against better thinking I rode. Of course, it had to be a windy day. With wind battling hard against me, I struggled for 30 miles. No hard effort, no tragic turn of events. Nonevent.

Until I got home. Then my body revolted, shut down and fought back. Now I am suffering all over again.

Two steps forward…one step back.

Good thing I have a race this week!


S. Baboo said...

Ack, rest up and feel better. There is now way the loss of a little training will effect your race as negatively as illness.

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh no! I hope you are able to kick this virus thing quick. What is this race you speak of? I hope it's not a marathon ...

The Stretch Doc said...

haha!! ShirleyPerly is on to something.. take heed, young Jedi!

rest up and forget that Triple Slam!


Calyx Meredith said...

Hope you are feeling better! And listen to Baboo!! Being sick on race day will zap you way more than missing even a week's worth of workouts. Take care of yourself!

Ryan said...

Sickness is your 66 day punishment so suck it up Beeyotch!

I had given up on you to tell you the truth...but alas I was wrong.

Welcome back now get better