Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Premature Celebrations

Thanks for all your well wishes, but when I said I was feeling better, I meant I was feeling a little bit better – but still not very well. I went to work on Monday, but that might have been a mistake, because in the evening I felt like poop, and went pretty much straight to bed. I got up at 8 to watch Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter final. I had high hopes for this game. We had been waiting 15 years to reach that stage in the competition, and it was clearly our special year. Well, 90 minutes later we lost 2:1, the cup is over for yet another year, it will probably take another 15 years to get that far and I was feeling suicidal.

Niamh slept with Cian in the guestroom, and I had the first uninterrupted night of sleep since, well, I can’t remember, and slept for 9 hours solid. I felt better (still not recovered), and decided to take the day off work. By now I’m worried. It’s only 5 days to the race, and if I’m not better with 48 hours, the marathon will be going ahead without me.

In the last 12 months, I've been sick three times: the week before I ran the Belfast marathon, one week after the 3-country marathon, and now one week before the Connemara marathon. Niamh says it's psychosomatic. I say it just sucks.

Two ibuprofens just made me feel a lot better, but that’s just covering up the symptoms, not curing it. Send good vibes into my general direction, maybe it will help.

15 comments:

  1. I'm sending you get well vibes. Feel better.

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  2. It just sucks! Get lots of rest, then some more!!

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  3. Stay positive, don't give up hope, it's still 4 days, you deserve to have a good day!

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  4. You have several days to rest and recover, use them for that. Sleep as much as possible, drink alot of water.
    Go to the marathon, ease into it and I bet you'll do great!

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  5. You send away the bugs.
    I send you energy, best vibes.

    Drink vitamins, rest, continue sleeping as this night, that will make a great difference.

    You will be ready, think like that!

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  6. Feel Better! Sleep as much as you possibly can and I hope you can make it to the starting line!

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  7. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, and be ready mentally and physcally for the race!

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  8. Hang in there, take all the good advice and go for it!

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  9. It's not psychosomatic, it's just when you cut down on your activity in tapering time, your body relaxes - including your immune system. It's a very common thing. I say if you're not feeling better in 4.5 days let the marathon go on without you, but don't give up in just 48 hours.

    I still felt like death 3 days before Chicago.

    Rest up, and think positive!

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  10. Thomas,

    Will pray for u to get better..r.est up dude.

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  11. Good food, lots of fluid, and as much sleep as you can get in a house full of young monkeys! This close to the race you can only gain confidence, not fitness. When you're lying in bed think of all the hard work you've put in this time around in preparation, and know that you are prepared. Feel better Thomas.

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  12. Everyone else has great advice...I'll try sending some good wishes your way, too.

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  13. Take Yvonne's advice. She's a smart woman. I'm sure of it.

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  14. Gosh, who hasn't gotten sick this winter? It's aweful, hope you get better Real soon.

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  15. nine hours?! that's awesome!!!

    I know I'm late, but I'm still sending good vibes!

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