Wednesday, December 07, 2005

99.2

As I was dressing to run this morning I noticed my armpits were stinky and I was sweaty - so I took my temp, 99.2. Does this constitute a fever? Yes. I think so. I don't feel sickly - although I do feel REALLY tired and cranky. I cancelled my run and went back to bed. I have been craving sleep this week, which is unusual for me. My 4 AM internal alarm has not been going off.

Today will be three days without working out. I hope this doesn't set me back too far. I'm kicking myself right now. Sunday I was telling Richard during our 10 mile run that I was coughing a little and I should get something to prevent myself from getting sick.

I hate retrospect.

31 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

Hmm...maybe this is yoru body telling u u need rest...Get well soon.

9:49 AM  
Blogger The Spandex-King said...

Your smart to listen to your body. Many athletes don't and end up in trouble. Hope you feel better, or in this case don't get sick and just catch up on your sleep.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Mia said...

Think yesterday was a precursor warning-type indicator that you needed rest. 40 mile weeks will get you if you don't rest enough.

9:56 AM  
Blogger runninturnip said...

ack! We are dropping like flies! It seems all the bloggers I know are sick including me!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

You were probably sleeping in sympathy of me, since I was up from 3 to 5 listening to my baby sleep. I sleep like a log when she's waking up all night, but if she sleeps, I'm a mess. Bass Ackward.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Hilda said...

I hope it doesn't go farther... but take care. It should be about those weather changes, grrrr. We human are not from earth, dealing and complaining always with temperature, heat, cold, wind.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Eep. My bad. Sorry if I made you sick.

11:42 AM  
Blogger psbowe said...

Take it easy, lots of liquid, rest, soup and more rest sounds great. That's what usually works for me plus extra dose of vitamin C, everyone has their own remedy. Hopefully you bounce right back.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Curly Su said...

you definitely need to rest! better to take an extra day off now than be laid up in bed for 2 weeks later...

get better!!!!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Bolder said...

can you say 'too much information'?... i think the 99.2 was sufficient, did we have to bring the armpits into this?

Most people think of a "normal" body temperature as an oral temperature of 98.6 °F(37 °C). This is an average of normal body temperatures. Your temperature may actually be 1°F (0.6°C) or more above or below 98.6 °F(37 °C). Also, your normal body temperature changes by as much as 1°F (0.6°C) throughout the day, depending on how active you are and the time of day. Body temperature is very sensitive to hormone levels and may be higher or lower when a woman is ovulating or having her menstrual period.

A rectal or ear (tympanic membrane) temperature reading is 0.5 to 1°F (0.3 to 0.6 °C) higher than an oral temperature reading. A temperature taken in the armpit is 0.5 to 1°F (0.3 to 0.6 °C) lower than an oral temperature reading.

no need to thank me, i'm here to help...

12:13 PM  
Blogger nancytoby said...

4AM internal alarm? Can I borrow it? Mine is set for about 10AM.

12:25 PM  
Blogger TryAthlete said...

Best to rest. Keep well.

1:17 PM  
Blogger RTG said...

Shhh. Listen. It's your body. It has something to tell you.

It needs a break.

Maybe you've overtrained recently. Maybe it's a cumulative thing. Maybe it's not so much about the stress training has put on your body but more about the stressors in other aspects of your life.

Whatever it is, your body is telling you it needs something resembling a break. You're wise not to ignore it. And it's likely you'll be better off after resting for a few days than you would if you tried to fight through it.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Dirt Runner said...

I don't recommend this but when I feel that sickness trying to creep in, here is what I do. I always run hard, like race hard and sweat as much as possible. I do at least 7 miles and drink tons of water and gatorade. Have not been sick in a very long time. (knock knock) I have felt that feeling twice this year. Oh, and don't forget that I'm have been called stupid for doing this.

2:26 PM  
Blogger boiledpnut said...

I battled pneumonia, which had taken hold of both lungs, for many months this past winter and spring. I found the Emer'gen-C mega dose of Vitamin C to be helpful. It's available at Whole Foods and online. I now take the version with added glucosamine and chondrotin (great for a runner's sore knees!) daily. I hope you bounce back quickly!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Jen_runs said...

Sounds like your body needs the rest. Good on you for listening to your body; something I am yet to learn...

4:21 PM  
Blogger jeanne said...

Feel better! Try miso soup, it works wonders.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Mica said...

Hope you're not doing white rock this weekend!

Take it easy if you can.

5:07 PM  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Internal alarm clock = 4 a.m. Crazy! Get some rest. I am sure Marathena, (yes I know her real name, but I like this one), and Richard will be there for you when you get back.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

Drink some OJ, it's the wonder drug!

6:46 PM  
Blogger David said...

Some people just find any excuse .....ha!

"Dr." Bolder is amazing isn't he? Has an anecdote for everything.

Get back out there when you can or when the guilt piles up too high.

Phew; no g's or q's this time.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Get better soon. I like the winter header.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Jennifer P said...

Effing retrospect. At least you're only three days without a workout. My butt needs to be booted. Think your holiday legs can reach Winnipeg?

11:48 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Wow... lots of advice here. Including a "science geek" moment from someone who will remain nameless. :)

So, here's mine: Listen to your body. 3 days off, not gonna hurt you as much as 2 weeks off. I am JUST NOW getting over my sinus nightmare.

12:38 AM  
Blogger iliketoast said...

I've been distracted by the wisdom of Bolder and been closely experiencing movements of 0.1 F as I sit in front of this screen .... My advice (can't remember if you were asking for advice or not) ... but anyway I recommend that you do not listen to your body ..... I tried it and the noises after a curry I gotta tell you could be the subject of a whole new blog posting! Anyway hope you regain or lose those 0.5 degrees soon and feel better.

5:14 AM  
Blogger BuckeyeRunner said...

Susan, I feel your pain. I was a bed slug this week, because of the Christmas Crud, 2005. Woke up around 2 am Monday to some stomach cramping and night sweats. Let's just say it's a good thing we have a bathroom with a toilet and sink side by side...

7:18 AM  
Blogger A Cloud's Yin said...

Ugh! Poor girl! Ok, if you're still in that iffy spot, where you're not quite sure, pick up some Airborne. If you've hit the cold and you're miserable, pick up some Zicam -- the stuff cuts colds and symptoms in half. It's awesome!

Hope you feel better soon :)

10:51 AM  
Blogger Flatman said...

Did you go to work today??? ARCTIC BLAST!!! I am here, but didn't get here until 10:00!!!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Oldman said...

hey I'm with David, stop slacking off... but my cure is tequila until you pass out...works for me.

12:38 PM  
Blogger D said...

Rest is good! Um - what bolder said - uh yeah...

I think I need your header for today. We have 8 inches of SNOW!!!! I should be out on the sled instead of in the office and risking my life getting to and from the office....

Hope you feel better soon!

3:02 PM  
Blogger Bolder said...

i think i was called a 'geek'.

just for comparison purposes, i may have to post my temperature, and the condition of my armpits tomorrow, and see if i get this same outpouring of love...

NOT to mention, that i gave you a factual answer to your 99.2 Fred dilemna, and did NOT even get a thank you. *sniff*

12:35 AM  

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