Thursday, February 4, 2010

The sick ward

Sigh…this week has been a total bust for workouts.  I have done zip, zilch, nada…  I listened to everyone’s advice and took Tuesday off and Wednesday as well.  I talked to Richelle yesterday (as Angie was on her way back from Cuba) and she told me to just rest Wednesday night and be in bed by 9 pm.  I think that as endurance athletes we have a really hard time with taking rest days when we are sick.  Whether we are worried about losing fitness or if it is because we feel guilty for skipping workouts I’m not sure.  I know that I need to be told that it is okay to rest because you are sick.  And well…it seems like people have been sick for several weeks on end around here so hopefully I can avoid that.

I think Finlay had some sympathy pains on Wednesday.  He didn’t want to eat all day…even turning down cheese!  In the evening he was plastered to the couch next to me.  CIMG5315

I was wondering if a trip to the vet was going to be in order, but when we headed upstairs to bed he spied a squeaky ball!  He ran around with it for a bit making tons of noise, then settled in upstairs.  If he is running around with a squeaky ball then he must be okay!

After spending a couple of days in prime shape to belt out Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis Eyes” since my voice was so husky I think things have finally turned a corner.  Today was the first day I woke up not feeling like I had swallowed a pack of razor blades, so I guess we are off to a good start!  Finlay ate some breakfast too so he must be doing better as well.

One thing I didn’t get a chance to mention, was that we had a Team Tri Life party on Saturday night!  It was great to get together and chat with everyone and to see folks wearing something other than the usual spandex!  Caroline even made a triathlon themed cake which I thought was pretty cool (and pretty darn tasty too)!DSCN2807

21 comments:

Marlene said...

Glad you are starting to feel better. Take it on the easy side til you're 100%.

That is an awwesome cake!

ShirleyPerly said...

Glad you took some time off to get well. I used to find it hard to do so but not any more after having ended up getting even worse and needing to take even more time off.

Believe it or not, I finally posted that tag from a while back!!

Rebecca said...

What a cool cake! The fact that it is covered in CHOCOLATE frosting makes it even better!

Beth said...

Sorry you have been sick. I commiserate. It feels like my entire January has ben a bust. Glad you are on the mend. I think I am too!

Love the cake!

Alisa said...

Glad you're feeling better. I agree it is hard to take days off but they are often needed. It's not like your race is in two weeks, you have time. I once read somewhere that you don't actually start to lose fitness unless you take more than 14 days off in a row.

Love that cake!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Yea for feeling better! WOO HO!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cake - WOW! :)

Julie said...

SO glad you took the time off -- if you didn't things could have gotten a lot worse!! Good choice Leana! :) :)

That pic of Finlay is sooo cute!! Awwww! Poor little dog -- his Mom was feeling sick and he was sad too. :) :)

That cake is so awesome!!!!

Take care and keep listening to your body. :)

Mike Russell said...

That is a great looking cake! When are you planning on getting back in the saddle? I would give it a couple of more days...

RockStarTri said...

Great news you are feeling better. At least you were thinking of the Kim Carnes version of the song and not one of the parodies like "Betty Crocker's Thighs."

teacherwoman said...

Good to hear you are starting to feel better. That cake looks awesome...and yummy!

Ali said...

Rest, even if it is frustrating is the best thing. I didn't take enough time off last time I got sick, and 2 days later I was even more sick.

pets just know when you need a little tlc .. they are priceless.

TNTcoach Ken said...

So much for Canadian Idol!!!! Rest is your friend but it's a learned process, wait until you get older.....

Alexandra said...

Glad to know you are improving! Rest can always help! As can a slice of a cake that looks like that! Yum!

lindsay said...

sorry to hear you were feeling so bad but glad you are on the mend. i think finlay was lounging with you 'cause he sensed that you weren't feeling your best. you know, that dog intuition.

that cake looks sooo good!

D10 said...

The cake is very cool looking! Glad to hear you are feeling better. I agree taking days off is a tough one even when you know you need to.

Charisa said...

I hope you feel better soon. That cake is so awesome!

RoadBunner said...

I hope you feel 100% better soon! I also hate taking time off for sickness. But I try to remind myself it is better to take a few days off then prolong it for weeks if you try to train through it!

Beth said...

Oh oh! I just found your blog! :) Yeah! Anyway, do hope you are feeling better and able to get back to a little training this week. And that cake totally rocks!

Rainmaker said...

Awesome cake! Very nice cake decorating skills there, congrats to her.

Get well!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! I know how you feel this week, b/c I'm sick too! I hate taking time off! That cake is awesome!

Badgergirl said...

Glad to hear you're starting to feel better. And I like the cake, it looks delicious!