Sunday, February 24, 2008

First run post ultra.

I went for my first run after the ultra. I've been sick, blowing and choking on flem all week, and that's including the 12-hour sudafed and Robitussin. All week. Even my students are pretty astonished at the counging, considering one of them gave it to me. There isn't enough Purel in the world to protect from the germ factory otherwise known as public school.

So, I went to a local trail with Baboo today to do a little run. I sure didn't feel like running, but I was getting kinda depressed so I figured I should at least go for a run. I figured I could hike energetically even if I couldn't run.

It went kind a like this: run, run, cough, cough, gag, HHHHAAAAAACCCCCKKKKK, run, run, cough, cough, gag, pfffooottt! HHHHAAAAAACCCCCKKKKK, run, run, cough, cough.... over about 4-5 miles of trail. It's a great trail, and I can't wait to get out there and really run it. It's got uphills and downhills and sand and it's just this jewel hidden away not to far from where we live. It goes on forever, along the river and has lots of twists and turns too. It will be great training for the Grasslands.

I'm also working on my PD dossier. It's nearly done. It's due February 29th, at midnight. It's 3000-4000 words on how I can prove that I know what I'm doing as a teacher. More on that political BS later.

It was good to be running again. Or hiking. Or whatever it was I was doing.

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13 comments:

  1. Love the big snot bubble.
    Zicam, Aireborne, and rest for you!
    Feel better soon!

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  2. GROSS (!!!) picture, but I hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Ha. I can't get past the picture. I'm sorry. I really wanted to read your post but all I can do is gag at the snot bubble.

    Ha.

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  4. Wow, I just came across your blog and am so inspired! I live in ABQ too! I want to do a mtn bike race in Gallup this April and noticed last year no one raced in the Athena division. I googled up Athena and came across your blog. I don't know if women are ashamed or if there just are not any competitive Athenas out there. Soooo....I think I am gonna register in this division! Thanks for the great posts!
    www.feliciayelena.blogspot.com

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  5. I was just dropping by to knock out a Sudoku before bed, and EEEEEEEWWWWWWWWW!!!! SNOT BUBBLE!!!!

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  6. This kid looks like mine at school...but on Middle Schoolers it isn't so "cute".
    Glad you are feeling well enough to run...at least your head is a bit clearer, isn't it? (I hope you spit a lot...)

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  7. I work in a germ factory (adults) too, and and was sick for a week, got better, went back to work, and got sick again! I'm two weeks down, and worse this time around. I am untterly unable to train, so I envy your "cough, gag, HHHAAAAAACCCCCKKKKK" run. Remember:
    One woman's snot-bubble-on-the-run is another woman's treaure!! ha ha :)

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  8. I work in a germ factory (adults) too, and and was sick for a week, got better, went back to work, and got sick again! I'm two weeks down, and worse this time around. I am untterly unable to train, so I envy your "cough, gag, HHHAAAAAACCCCCKKKKK" run. Remember:
    One woman's snot-bubble-on-the-run is another woman's treaure!! ha ha :)

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  9. p.s. I am miserable. Hope you're feeling better SOON!

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  10. Hope you feel better soon!

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  11. I hear you on the BS! I am taking a class right now and basically putting my time in and jumping through hoops. Don't they think anymore of us? SIGH!

    Feel better soon!

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