Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sick Day

I don't know what it is about getting sick that is so frustrating. Sure there is the obvious pain and fatigue, but if I had the same pain and fatigue from a hard run or bike ride I would not be so frustrated (and whiny) about it. I have come down with a basic sinus infection. It's really not that bad, but I feel really annoyed by it. I sucked it up and went to work today but since getting home from work all I have done is lay on the couch and feel sorry for myself. After the Susitna 100 in February I felt worse than I do today for at least 2 or 3 days, but since that was the result of running 100 miles I just didn't feel all that bothered by it. I guess the satisfaction of a good workout or race outweighs the pain of overworking the body. When I get sick though there's nothing to feel satisfied about. just annoyance that my immune system let me down.

The good news is that I have a girlfriend who took part of her dinner break from work to fetch me some nyquil so I'm going to be passed out in bed in about 15 minutes.