Saturday, April 12, 2008

What Goes Down Must Come Up

Fighting through a sinus infection right now. Set out to ride 80+ miles yesterday and only made it ~40. I was crawling so slow getting home and every time we went up a hill I got light headed and thought I was going to pass out. Good times. I think today I'll be taking the day completely off... maybe a short run later if my head clears up a bit but I'm not expecting that to happen.

On top of this the weather is just horrible right now. It has been horrible for the past month but these past two days are especially horrible. ~40 degrees and steady rain has been the standard since early March. We haven't yet had a day that's been warmer than 45 and it's rained about 37 of the last 40 days.

The good thing is that it can only get better from here. The weather has to improve sometime soon and I'm sure my illness will clear out in another day or two. Perhaps a couple days sick will actually help my body get some rest that it likely needs, as I was feeling pretty tired in my workouts on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Being sick really sucks, but I always feel really good (physically and mentally) just after I recover from an illness. So right now I'm just trying to be content knowing that by Monday or Tuesday this funk that's all around me today will be a distant memory. Hopefully the sun will even come out once or twice before I leave town on the 22nd.