First off, I just want to say thank you to all of you who left me such kind and warm messages regarding my Bro. I am happy to report that he landed safe and sound in Sacramento yesterday and we are all finally breathing a sigh of relief. These past 6 days have been the most trying times for my family, but we held together strong and it has really given us a renewed sense of how lucky we all are. Thank you again to all of you. It was really therapeutic to put out there to all of you the trials we were facing and the thoughts and fears that were swarming around in my head. I know this is a running blog, but sometimes life isn't always rainbows, sun shine and running.
In other news, I am sick! Like, really, really sick. I think I caught this cold/throat/nasty thing from one of my clients. Sometimes during tax season it can feel like I am working at 7-11. You get all kinds in here - that is one thing about taxes, it doesn't escape any of us. And as often I wash my hands and wipe down my desk a zillion times, I am bound to get hit with something. You would think my immune system would be awesome with how healthy I am, but alas I got hit! I went to the doctor yesterday and she doesn't think it's strep throat, but I am still waiting on the lab result. I did find out though, that my blood pressure was excellent (108/50) and my pulse is awesome, too! (61 bpm) - not bad! I just feel like crud though and am back in the office today. The worse part of this crud is that I have a killer sore throat. It was so bad yesterday I was crying every time I swallowed! I stayed home yesterday from work and doing that during tax season, missing just one day, is a death sentence. I came into my office and desk today with it piled high with stuff! So I am going to plug away and see how long I can last. It's funny, Monday night, the night before I cam down with this monster, I had one of my best speed workouts in a while! Go figure!
Oh, and I signed up yesterday and was accepted for the Boston 5K the day before the marathon. This cheered me up a bit. I am going to totally "jog" it, like 9-10 min pace just to get the kinks out of my legs. I don't even care if I come in last place! It will be fun, as it goes by tons of Boston landmarks and you get a medal! Whoo hoo!
I also had this really fun giveaway/challenge all set up and ready to post yesterday but I think I will wait tomorrow because it is no fun creating a challenge you can't even participate in! So look for that to come in the next few days.
Thank you again to all of you for your support and kind thoughts these past few days, it meant the world to me to know all of you were thinking/praying/sending good thoughts our way - I think it paid off :)
I am off to try to catch up on some blogs, to think I didn't even have the energy to do that yesterday!
Happy Thursday and Happy Running peeps!
**And go and check out the awesome giveaway on Marcia's blog - just don't enter, I really need those kettleballs!