Hail my running brothers and ***cough, cough, hack, hack wheeze, wheeze, snorple, cough, cough, cough*** sisters. Whew! Ugh. I'm afraid that I can no longer deny the ugly truth...I'm sick. Not flu sick, but cold sick. Stuffy head, can't breathe, runny nose, achy shoulders, cold sick. When I could tell myself that it was just the sniffles and not a big deal, I could belt out a quick and easy 5 miles in under an hour and pick up the kids from school 10 minutes later. Now I can barely pick up my head off my desk to gurgle a snide remark at my staff. So I took off yesterday, no weights, no running. Today I did some light weights and calisthenics. I'm hopped up on Sudafed and Nyquil, power-bombing vitamin C, and guzzling orange Gatorade to drown out this cold. And rest. I should be getting some rest, but I can't disappoint you, my devoted fans. Some would argue that it's porn and mindless internet banality that keeps me from much needed sleep, but I swear that it's my tireless devotion to you, my readers that drives me forward!
On a side, but not entirely unrelated. note, it's a wonder that anyone can keep their New Year's resolutions. I'm sure that you all have noticed, like me, that we are currently being inundated with commercials and ads in magazines, on TV, on the radio, and on the internet promoting each company's weight loss secret and plan. And like me, you know that it is useless to head off to the gym at least until February when the Resoluters throw in the towel and curl up on the couch with a carton of ice cream with the final season of Lost. The usual problem is that most Resoluters come out like gangbusters and push themselves too hard, too soon and get hurt or they don't follow any real plan and get discouraged quickly. Throw in that they're trying to work out and diet at the height of cold and flu season, and it's a wonder that anyone sticks with any kind of lifestyle change. I've been doing this for over a year, and the thought of working out when I feel like a pile of frozen turds is almost unfathomable. Lucky for me, I have been here before. I know that sticking it out and that pushing myself incrementally will yield the results that I'm seeking. So keep the faith, my brothers and sisters Run hard and ***cough, cough, cough*** have fun!