Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Go away strep, go away!

It turns out that my illness from this weekend is, in fact, strep throat.  When I still had a fever on Monday morning, I knew something was wonky so I called my GP and set up an appointment for yesterday.  Now I've got 10 days worth of penicillin and a few days of a mush diet. I'm feeling much better already though. I decided to run at a relatively slow pace for about 20 minutes on the treadmill tonight just to get my blood pumping.  It's really amazing how fast the antibiotics work!  I'm also taking an acidophilus supplement to prevent any gastric disturbances from the 10 day penicillin treatment. My GI system is already fussy enough, no need to upset it anymore.

I'm hoping that with any luck, I'll be recovered enough by the 29th to run the 5K I've been training diligently for for the past 5 weeks in under 28:29.  I am pretty disheartened about this setback but I am trying to take it in stride.  It's just one race, and there will be many others.

In other slightly morbid news, I've decided to get some sort of RoadID.  It occurred me last Wednesday when I was running that if anything happened to me, I'd be a Jane Doe at a hospital because I don't run with any sort of identification. This probably stemmed from the fact that I had two moments throughout the course of 6 miles where I thought a couple distracted drivers might actually sideswipe me. Please people, eyes forward when you're driving. I'm not invisible! I expect my fancy new RoadID to arrive 8/20. I'll take some pics then! :)