Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Blessing in disguise?

Perhaps that is what this week has been. After a good race last Sunday, and no lasting effects from it, I was sidelined with the flu for the best part of the week. After getting back to working out on Tuesday, the rest of the week was all about dragging my sorry butt into work and then getting home to get back to bed.

The addition of a new puppy didn't help as it took until Thursday for her to decide that sleeping during the night would be a good idea.

Now I don't usually get sick, and quite frankly, I am personally offended when I do. But this was one miserable flu, nasty cough, chills, achy muscles, all the real classic symptoms. However, maybe after what I have put my body through in the last few months, it was a bit of a rebellion and a reminder about taking some rest.

I am not back to 100% yet but I did manage to run 5 miles yesterday on the treadmill. Today I think I will try a real easy spin on the bike to see how that goes. Interestingly enough, my run yesterday was without a single twinge or ache. Obviously the result of six days of rest. The Achilles felt fine, as did my right heel which had flared up recently.

This week I am going to take it easy again. I may race in the Mountainview Triathlon next Sunday but it will only be the sprint if I do. I have never done a sprint so that will be interesting.

I'll have to see how much this flu has set me back.

So here is our new addition to the family. Her name is Piper and she is a nine week old Pom. She is a little sister for our other Pom, Cubbi who is just about 3 years old.

Here are some pictures from the Red Deer Marathon last weekend.

Have a great day!


Grellan said...

If you could chose a time to get the flu you couldn't have picked it better (during recovery). Take it easy and recover well.

Keith power said...

Sometimes its a hard way to rest, but your body deseved the well needed rest. Nice looking little cat!!!!