Monday, December 12, 2011

Running sucks...

...when you can't run. Which I haven't been able to for a week because of a nasty chest cold.  I don't remember the last time I went seven days without running but it's a been awhile.  Hopefully, this particular non-running streak will end tomorrow after work.

On the upside (because I always try to find one when I'm blogging), at least the week's been an opportunity to put on some weight.

Back in March, I wrote about being too skinny and I haven't really managed to put on any weight since then - though I hasten to add that I'm definitely not just "skin and bones".  In fact, my body has become pretty darn  muscular after a year of hard training - my legs in particular. This picture, taken as I lined up to run the San Francisco Nike Women's Marathon in October, shows that I think. There may not be much to me but what there is is tough as all get out. Which is why it's killing me to be laid up like this. I'm simply not used to so little activity.

So tomorrow, I run.  Whatever the weather.  However I feel.  I run.

Isak Dinesen said, "The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea."  And I know from personal experience the three together can work wonders!


  1. So sorry to hear you're under the weather, Janice :( But sometimes we need to let our body recover and sometimes that means inactivity!

    Hope you feel better soon and you get a run in sooner rather than later. Or even a walk - I find that if I'm not up to par, a walk is just enough to keep me going!

    Love that quote :)

  2. Thanks, Janet. I seem to be on the mend at last but it has been a bit of a slog.

    I hope you don't mind me stealing the quote from your blog. What book is it from? It reminded me that I'd really like to read "Out of Africa" again. Such a wonderful story. Also, "West with the Night" - by Beryl Markham, a contemporary of Karen Blixen. I love reading stories of adventurous women!

  3. Steal way, Janice - I think I stole it from someone to start with :) And it's a great quote!

    Haven't heard of "West With the Night" - I'll have to search for that!