Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Down and out in NY

I flew up to NY (again!) on Monday. When I ran Sunday it was 95 degrees with bright sunshine. When I landed in NY it was 50 something and overcast with light rain. Blahhhhhh! (Sorry Southbay Girl I know you love that kind of weather). Well my body immediately rejected that crap and threw me into a horrible head cold. I made it through Tuesday alright which was good because that was when my meetings were. I was able to get a GREAT 7 mile hill run in with my buddy Tuesday night. Then the bottom dropped out. After the run I was feeling much better and thought maybe I was over the cold. WRONG! About dinner time that night I began feeling ill and it got progressively worse as the night went on. OK so maybe the fact that I stayed up drinking until 2 AM didn't help but I don't like to lay blame too hastily.

So today I made it to work around 9 AM and just never got going. I really didn't drink much at all because I was feeling so bad so I knew it was not alcohol induced sickness. My head was stuffed up and I began to ache around 10. By 11 I was having cold chills and was getting dizzy when I stood up too quickly. I eventually decided that my corpse was doing no good at work and caught a ride back to the hotel. IT SUCKS BEING SICK ON THE ROAD! The hotel room was cold and lonely and there was nothing on TV. I so wanted to be home in my own bed with my own kitchen and my own couch to suffer and die on. Eventually I fell asleep while watch some very sad love story on the Lifetime Movie Channel. I always get emotional when I'm sick so a good tear-jerker was just the thing.

I woke up around 4:30 and still felt like crap. By now my buddies were returning from work and we all went out to dinner at Uno's Pizza (Heaven on earth to me!!! Love it). I stuffed myself full of deepdish pizza and am now ready to hit the Tylenol Nightime medicine that will hopefully knock me out so hard I'll forget who I am. Wish me luck...

I want my sunshine back!!! NOW! Somebody please get me back to Oklahoma....

Last minute update: THE PIE MAKER IS BACK! Pushing Daisies is back on!!! Chuck, The Pie Maker and Olive are back and Willie is beginning to feel a little better...

Thanks for listening

4 comments:

Southbay Girl said...

How could you not love 50's and rain??? I just don't understand!!!

I'm glad you are feeling better! It does suck being sick on the road! But at least you had pushing daisies!!!

Today, I registered for my 10K race in manhattan beach that's saturday morning and then went and had early dinner with my running partner-it was so f-ing hot here today! HORRIBLE!!!

I was going to run today but I slept in until 9am and tonight-too f-ing hot and I'm having a beer!!!

You'll get back to Oklahoma soon....

Southbay Girl said...

oh....yeah you have my permission to use the pic....when it's really hot and miserable we usually have lovely sunsets

RBR said...

I am sorry you are sick and stuck out of town! (pretend that I am not a week behind in my blog reading and this is a timely and thoughtful comment)

Take care of you and feel better soon!

JenZen said...

Oh no!!!! Being sick while on travel is the WORST! Go drown yourself in NyQuill. That works for me. And Airborne helps too. I'm so sorry.

It's chilly here in DC too. It was 48 yesterday morning. Hopefully it'll warm up a bit before my run this afternoon.

Take care of yourself.