But, where last spring I knew it was a cold/flu and therefore would end, this time it's allergies... which won't end until we get a massive rain or it freezes. So I've been sniffling, sneezing, and apologizing everywhere I go for my chapped, nasty nose.
The interesting thing is that all year, my allergies have been the best ever- as in minimal impact, if any. And then I ate something that caused a severe allergic reaction on Wednesday evening, which then caused every other allergy I have to flare their ugly heads. So not only have I been sneezing and sniveling, my skin itches everywhere (especially my poor underarms- which REALLY sucks when I exercise) and my eyes look like they belong in a Visine commercial.
So much fun. PLus, the drainage makes me lose my voice. My poor yoga class yesterday (several of them first timers) struggled to hear every cue even though I felt like I was yelling.
The upside that all these allergy issues have made it easier to forget I have marathon #3 in 11 days.
ELEVEN DAYS! EEEK!
I guess I better suck it up and run this afternoon... even though it's going to be 96 degrees! UGH.
Lest you think I'm only allergic and whiny these days, I have been having fun:
|You know you're a runner when your bike night outfit consists of a race tee and a running jacket!|
Anyone else wear some of their running apparel for motorcycle riding (or other non-running activities)?
I often wear my reflective gear while I'm on the back of the bike. I'd rather be highly visible and dorky than a splat on the road!
Taper crazies... do you freak out, or just go with it?
At this point, it is what it is. I'd rather be undertrained and well-rested than exhausted or injured. I get phantom pains sometimes, but for the most part, I enjoy the taper (minus colds and allergies, that is!).