9/22/2010

Larynwhat? - The grumpy runner post

Last Monday I had a bit of a sore throat. Not that bad, juts annoying. I felt tired, though, and my arms and legs were aching. I figured I might have a cold. Yesterday it was worse. 'No appetite and everything hurts'-worse. Went straight home out of work and hit the sack. Did not head out for my scheduled 5 miler. But felt too sick to feel bad about that.

And today is a new low. Apparently what I thought was just a cold and a bit of a sore throat is actually Laryngitis. Woopdiedee. Bring out the trumpets. Good thing I didn't go to med school. I would have made a terrible doctor.
So, not only Yesterday's 5 miler, but also tonight's running group run is off. And - probably - the same goes for tomorrow's scheduled 6 miler. Oh, and I'm supposed to not talk. Uhm...this one is going to be hard! I have a 20 miler scheduled for this Saturday, so my hopes are set on feeling a bit better by then. Blah!
Most important thing is that this Laryngitis goes away (preferably to never return again). Running won't speed up my recovery now. As hard to admit as that is. And I do feel grumpy about the not running and missing scheduled runs. Thoughts of not even running a sub-4 in New York, let alone a sub-3:50, are racing through my head now. The marathon IS only 6 1/2 weeks away, you know!
Could missing a couple of runs jeopardize my New York Marathon training? Have you ever been sick in the last couple of weeks of marathon training?

12 comments:

T said...

Missing runs at this point will NOT cost you any fitness - although it will feel like it does! As fard as it is, you're going to be fine. It's much, much more important that you rest. Feel better :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ T: Thanks, T. You always seem to make me feel a bit less grumpy. ;)

Quinton J said...

I bloody-well-sure-have. The good news is you can use me as your guinea pig. I don't have Laryngitis - but I DO look like that green dude in the picture (slippers and all). My race is on Sunday.

You've still got lots of time - and a few days or even a week or so may not be that bad. In fact you may bounce back even fresher and stronger.

I ran a short 2.5 mile run yesturday (just to get away from my desk because I was sulking). This was after 6 days of no running. As stuffy as I was before the run, once I started, I felt fresh and the stuffiness went away. I'm no where neer 100%...but I think the time off may have served me well. Focus on getting better. Hopefully that willbe very soon.

T's

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Q: Thanks for sharing, Q! This makes me feel a bit better and less grumpy. And thanks for letting me use you as a guinea pig; the slippers look great on you, by the way.

I will just focus on getting better. And on Saturday's 20 miler. Stupid Laryngitis.

Becka said...

I have never had laryngitis, but I do get a few crippling colds a year. Do not feel bad about missing a workout. A little R&R could be exactly what you need. Feel better :D

Emz said...

Sending you "get better [now]" wishes from AZ!!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Becka: Thanks! I'm trying not to feel bad about missing 3 work outs in a row...:(

@ Emz: Thanks! :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

You are not going to lose conditioning from missing a couple of runs. You need to get healthy and then jump right back on track...err the road. ;-)

Thanks for your comment on my post today. I really appreciate your opinion!and the insight into you as a person. I love to learn about my bloggy friends. It is posts and comments like today that really show us eachother (unlike the random lists of 10 things about me which tend to be fairly superficial.)

misszippy said...

Bummer. The most important thing you can do is rest your body..trust me! You'll be just fine missing a few runs. It happens to just about everyone in marathon training and we all bounce back just fine. Take care!

Run Jess Run said...

It's good that you are taking the time to let your body recover from the icky stuff. Feel better!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Shelly: Thanks; fingers crossed! :) And I loved that post on your blog!

@ Jess: Well...I'm still trying to convince myself that this it the right thing to do. ;)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ MissZippy: Fingers crossed for bouncing back! Thanks! :)