I'm sorry I've been lackadaisical about posting lately. It's just been hard to find the time at the moment, but I'm hoping things have finally calmed down a bit here.
This week I came down with something again. Seriously, I have had more colds this school year than the last two years combined! Maybe my students are less diligent about using hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes this year.
|My life right now.|
Anyway, this one started in my sinuses and I was able to do a quick and dirty run before it got really bad, but it has since moved into my lungs and chest.
I was especially pleased with my splits. I guess knowing the run was going to be short made it easier to run fast. It's nice to know I still have it in me, as I've been hovering in the 10:50 range lately.
|This ended up kind of being speedwork, which I was totally happy with.|
It's been an especially tough week at school...my cold means I can hardly catch my breath to teach, and the full moon has definitely been living up to its reputation.
|Seriously. Look at that moon.|
I wanted to run 6-7 miles Thursday evening with Kristin (and now I have to kind of change that run to "pending" because of this stupid crud) because I have a 5k race this Sunday and the first half of 2015 next weekend!
I wanted to get that mid-length long-run in before the 5k. I'm excited for this race because it's the one I'm running with Elisa as her first ever race since starting C25k. I hope my lungs feel up to par. Last night was the worst so hopefully the cold is on its way out now.
|Archie has been very good about cuddling this week. (He's all wet post rain-shower bath.)|
My blood tests came back from the doctor. Everything is normal, but the test of my white blood cell count couldn't be run because the blood clotted in the tube, so I have a followup in a couple weeks and we'll rerun that test. It's nice to know it's not Hashimoto's or anemia, but now I'm left scratching my head wondering why I feel so tired. I guess I'll start taking my B12 again...couldn't hurt, right?
My fellow teachers, how do you avoid getting sick during the school year?
What's your go-to cold remedy? Breathe Right Strips, hot toddies, and Mucinex.
Isn't it nice how pets know when you're feeling icky and give you extra love?