Thursday, July 12, 2007

This and that!

First off, those of you who wondered what socks I bought, it was women's (they had men's too) Nike performance socks. They came in 2 pair packs at Dicks for $12ish. They are little no show, no cotton little treasures. I knew I was all good when I put in 5 miles Friday and followed that up with 17 Saturday and there were no problems. My feet are beginning to look normal. However normal or not, I am going to stick with this anti-blister regimen!!! Really this has been such an ordeal that it is such a FRIGGIN RELIEF to FINALLY have this problem kicked!

Sunday I was sooooo exhausted. I had these training plans set for Sunday but I totally blew them off. I was sooo tired. I slept in. This getting up a lot earlier for the AWESOME new job is taking a toll on me. I told my husband I was sleeping in when he left around 7 and rolled over and pulled the covers up over my head and drifted back off to sleep. I rolled over and was in total shock to see the clock read 10AM. I cannot even remember the last time I slept in that late!!

I rolled out of bed and decided I would at least get in a little training and rode my bicycle out to my parents (13 miles + one way). I felt like I was riding like a turtle. The wind was all in my face and it was already 90 degrees. I finally got to my parents and was going to be angry if the wind quit while I was there. I stopped in and had some juice, played with my litle shiba inu doggie, and my little nieces since my parents were babysitting (so darn cute). After an hour or so I hopped back home and sailed with the wind the first 12.5 miles.

And then...something flew in my jersey and got me in the boob. Ouch, I thought I was getting stung all over! My hand reaches down trying to get this thing out without crashing. Now of course this would be the moment a bunch of traffic is coming the other way and I can only imagine what they saw or must have thought. But at least I kept my shirt on! I finally stopped as I whinced in pain. I never did see what got me. A bee, a wasp, super horsefly, spider???? All I know is I was hurting. I am not allergic where I can't breathe but I get really bad reactions where the sting area (no stinger) was a huge swollen white mark the size of a dime and then my entire entire chest was burning hot and bright red all over my entire chest. Oh it messed me up for the day after the Benadryl knocked me out. It is now Thursday and still swollen, itching and ANNOYING!!!!!

So the rest of the week has been so so. Some good days, some not so good. Work has been cutting into the workout time to a degree and evenings have been busy so that has not helped me get in the training. Then I swear that sting was plaguing me on my run Tuesday and my chest still ached. Redemption came Thursday morning when I banged out a 7 mile run a decent pace and felt great!


Kim said...

HAHAAAA oh my GAWD! i dont mean to laugh, but HA HAHAHAHAAAAAAA

One Food Guy said...

Damn those stingy bugs! I got stung by a hornet (or wasp) on the inside of my bicep in a race back in May. It was on the first loop of a two loop bike and I still had my run to go. It hurt like a bitch, but I kept going. It seriously took about a month to go away. The affected area was 2.5 - 3 inches wide, and red and puffy. It sucked! A couple weeks later a bumble bee bounced off my face on a training ride - thankfully they don't sting!

I hope your sting feels better soon!

Jodi said...

I HATE bugs that make it into my clothes when I'm riding! Mostly it's in my helmet. Arrrrrghhh!

So glad to hear that you love your new job!



Mallie said...

Yeah...the ones that get into your helmet and flutter in your hair are the nastiest ones. But a bite to the boob is not my idea of fun.

Hope you settle in to the new job and your new schedule!

The Salty One said...

Was that you on your bike talking in the Boston Store parking lot yesterday. I almost waved, but then I thought either if it wasn't you then the person it was would think I was a lunatic or if it was you and you didn't recognize me you'd think I was a lunatic. So before I knew it I was already passed waveless and headed for the water fountain.

Oh, and it's nice to hear you take a little downtime even if it ended up being crazy bee time!

Brian said...

It's nice to see that you're still keeping up with your training and have Chicago to look forward to! How's the swimming coming along?