Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Post-Marathon Sickness

Don't you just kind of wait for the death cold to set in after you run a marathon? Your immune system becomes superhuman for 16 weeks while you train and then after the race the carpet is pulled out from underneath you. Germs gang tackle you like the Atlanta Falcons defense against the Cleveland Browns running backs.

I started to feel the goo poisoning my body Friday afternoon during an increasingly rare run after an early release from work. My legs felt OK, but my energy was low. Then my sinuses started to plug up while completing a marathon fall foliage tour around Medina County with the Enthusiast on Saturday. I suffered through the Browns game with barely enough Kleenex, but the task put me on my back the rest of Sunday evening. Any activity Monday was out of the question.

I'm on the mend, but my lips are chapped from all the mouth breathing. The night sweats and this headache could go away at any time.

On a positive note, I have found a new pair of running shoes. I'll let you know more about those when I actually receive them from the international superwebs.

10 comments:

Jess said...

Ugh post marathon sickness is the worst. Rest up and I hope you'll be feeling better soon!

Nitmos said...

International? Careful. Watermelon rinds will spoil and mold.

Btw, I assumed all along you were a mouth breather.

Sun Runner said...

my lips are chapped from all the mouth breathing

I though you would be used to that by now.

barefootjosh said...

Re new shoes: I bet it's a pogo stick. I'm right, aren't I?

misszippy said...

I would pay to have my colds come post-marathon! Mine always seem to find me midway through training.

Running Through Phoenix said...

Get better soon Viper!

Xenia said...

Excuses, excuses. I sense a big fat fail on the horizon for you in regards to your yearly mileage goal. From here on out you need to average almost 23 miles per week. Yeah. Sure.

barefootjosh said...

Xenia makes a good point.

So what's it gonna be, Viper: lots of short runs, a fewer but longer runs?

For what it's worth, I have no idea which would be better.

kizzy said...

Perfect running shoes...

--Keep running like no one is watching.
five fingers

Sun Runner said...

Comment spam from "kizzy"! Nuke that shit. Assholes.