Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sickly

Good health. Something I try to appreciate, but when all is well it is so easy to take for granted. There is nothing more effective than waking up with a screaming sore throat and achy body to make me appreciate (or miss) my health.

This weekend I am flying to TX to race the Buffalo Springs 70.3 Triathlon. My sickness has most excellent timing! Normally "taper" = cutting back. This taper = green tea, vitamin C, resting, reading, doing nothing and watching everything imaginable on the DVR. Yesterday included the entire Boston marathon, an ITU women's triathlon race, and a random track meet. Thankfully Usain Bolt's entertaining antics saved me from daytime TV.

And should my sickness decide to linger, well, I have never been to Lubbock, TX before. I hear it is amazingly beautiful this time of year for sightseeing!

15 comments:

Running and living said...

Oh, no, sorry you are sick. I so happen to be the host of some who knows what virus, too, so I understand your frustration. Hope you'll feel well in time for the race. And may I suggest trying some garlic (or Garliq pills, if you don't want to smell)? There is some research supporting its positive effect on immunity! Good luck, Ana-Maria

Molly said...

Oh that stinks! Good luck this weekend - I hope all your rest pays off and you feel good on race day.

D said...

Lovely. I'm so sick of sick. This year just kicked my ass and I hate hearing that others keep getting sick.
Rest and think good thoughts.

Caroline said...

I am sorry to hear you're not feeling well. But happy you're able to REST and relax. Let me know if I can do anything for you (more vitamin C, make a run to the bike shop for anything last minute, etc!)
You know someone is ridiculously positive when they can make a comment like the one in your last paragraph of this posting! Oh how I love the NOTHINGNESS of Lubbock ;)

beth said...

rest up!!! i know you hear this from everyone...but james once had "the race of his life" after being sick sick sick and not moving or eating for an entire week...i smelll a half ironman PR! have a blast is texas!

Beth said...

I hope you feel better soon!! I was sick before Oceanside but was fine for the race and felt very "fresh" from not having done anything leading up to it! I hope the same for you. Either way though, your great attitude will prevail and I'm sure you'll have a great time! GOOD LUCK! Enjoy TX!

Maggs said...

I hope you feel good enough to race. Cause nothings beautiful about Lubbock. Well, some of the cowboys are cute :-) Feel better!

Herrad said...

Hi Charisa,

Came by to say hello, hope you are better.


Love,

Herrad

t-odd said...

Please feel better because I can't imagine anything worse than "hanging out" in Lubbock, TX. Get some good rest, eat those healthy foods and have positive thoughts. You'll bounce back!

LH said...

Hey Charisa,

You'll get over this illness and be ready and TAPERED for Buffalo Springs!!!! If you are really bored with daytime tv, get a trashy magazine like US Weekly. That will provide you with 30 minutes of entertainment, or rent all five (or so) seasons of Alias! :)

Lauren

Renee said...

The Canyons you are going to be riding in are going to be gorgeous, but everything else....pretty flat. I think what you are going to recognize is that while the the scenery is not always gorgeous, the hospitality is overwhelming. I wish I was going to be here this weekend to root you on in my hometown! Have a blast and ENJOY!

Alaskan Assassin said...

I am telling you that being sick before a race is awesome as long as you plan it well. If the race is a day early you are screwed. Have fun in Texas!!

Ordinarylife said...

That sucks - I am sure you will be fine on race day. It's just taper sickness....

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Oh Charisa, I am SO sorry to hear that the guck took over your body.

Take good care of yourself, however the weekend unfolds.

Kim said...

Oh man.. not good news. If it makes you feel any better..you're in good company. Mine started on Monday and then I tried to kick its butt with Vitamin C, sleep, echineca and zicam but to no avail. If you see me, I will be talking quietly because I lost my voice..always good when you finally get to meet fellow bloggers and friends! Either way.. it will be good to meet you and I'll see you Texas! I got here today..it's hot as BLAZES down here!! Who turned on the heat.. geezz.. turn it down people. You texans are crazy (and we love you)!