I survived the unthinkable, all out war, pure massacre on my immune system...the combination head and chest cold.
Okay, so it's really not that big a deal, but for someone who just plain does not get sick, it's a pretty big deal :)
This was the first time I've had to call in sick to work in over two years. I probably could have taken one more day today, but when I woke up and felt better than I did yesterday I was too excited! Work, oh glorious work! World, people, sun!!
I am really terrible at being sick. Really. I must have slept about 14 hours worth of naps yesterday. And in between hour and a half nap stints I would walk around our empty apartment, stare out the window, flip through an Ultrarunning magazine for about two minutes, stare at the wall for another couple minutes, boil water for a cup of tea, then crawl back into bed for another nap. I don't know how people do it. I work with people who call in "sick" every week. They must get reallllly bored ;)
In any event, I haven't run a step since Monday afternoon, and I am really looking forward to running, and wrapping up Mission: 2000. Just 18 measly miles left on the radar before I can call myself a 2000 mile runner. I will love every step; I always do.
I did ponder 2012 goals a bit, while cooking up some quinoa for dinner last night, and today I checked into Gretchen's blog and found THIS. I dig it. That's a good way to start the new year. Thirty-one days of adventure. Sounds right up my alley. I'd also like to set a higher mileage goal for the year. Those are always fun to do. And some time goals for a couple of races. But, I'll save that for a forthcoming post. 2012 is going to be another really amazing year with loads of adventure awaiting us, including a really, really big adventure. But I can't write about that until it's really set in stone :) How 'bout that for a teaser?!
For now, I'm looking forward to putting pavement to feet later this evening with my number one :)
2013 Races & Wishlist
Moab's Red Hot 55k (UT - Feb 16) 6h:25m:35s (course PR)
Antelope Island Buffalo Run 50M (UT - Mar 23) 8h:47m:24s (4th F, 3rd AG)
BoSho Trail Marathon (UT - April 13) 5h:50m:30s (not last!)
Pocatello 50M (ID - June 1)
Bike MS Utah (UT - June 28-29) (100 mile bike ride)
Speedgoat 50k (UT - July 27)
Jupiter Peak Steeplechase (UT - Aug 3)
Mid Mountain Trail Marathon (UT - Sept 7)