I've been feeling really shitty though as far as my sore throat and congestion. I kept feeling worse and worse all week long and today I woke up with a horrible ear ache.
I went to urgent care and I have a sinus infection and an ear infection. They gave me an injection of antibiotic, and script for antibiotic and decongestant. Hopefully I'll be back to normal by Monday. Monday I'm starting a new running schedule. It's called "Spring Training", and you're supposed to start in March, but I'm not training for a particular race, so it'll be fine. I'll be running 6 days a week, which is way more than I'm used to, but they are shorter runs--3 miles here, a speed workout there, one long run of 6-8 miles per week... It actually looks pretty interesting.
My weight has been climbing and I sooo need to get it together NOW. I mentioned how I gained 8 pounds while on vacation the last week of April. Well, when I went to Indy, I ate and drank like crap--and when I got home, I got on the scale to see the damage... 159.5. ONE FIFTY FUCKING NINE POINT FIVE! A lot of that was water retention, because today I was 150.5. But still... that's like 10 pounds gained in less than 3 weeks? Not to mention I'm "overweight" again. I could definitely see the weight gain in my Indy photos. I'm going back to counting calories tomorrow. I'm afraid to even wash my jeans for fear of them not fitting! My friend Sarah is getting married in October, and I'm her matron of honor. I desperately want to get my weight back down before trying on bridesmaid dresses. Isn't it amazing how long it takes to lose weight and then how fast it comes back on?
I got the professional pictures from the race last weekend...
|Crossing the famous bricks on the Indy 500 track (halfway point of race)|
|Crossing the finish line! Chip time: 2:10:40|
|The rain came down on me for the last mile or so... see how wet I am?|
Oh! And in my first post, I promised an entry explaining how I got started running (a frequently asked question). I created a running page (link is at the top of my blog) if you are interested. I posted my old race reports too.