Saturday, 18 May 2019

A-tishoo, A-tishoo, Mum Fell Down

I turned 42 last week. Which means that, by grace, I've officially now lived a marathon (42 years, 42 kilometers, get it?). And while I had grand plans to celebrate the occasion by running 42 kilometers, 4.2 miles, or, worst case scenario, 4.2 kilometers, my body had other plans. Instead of running, I spent the day in bed with a sinus infection, lung infection and a strong dose of antibiotics. Ugh. In fact, I've spent the biggest part of the past four weeks in bed feeling less than stellar.


The birthday girl (circa 1982).

I'm not going to lie - not being able to run for so long has been (and still is) a massive frustration. I had so many plans for some fun and challenging new-to-me events and adventures. But I'm trying to just go with it and give my body whatever it needs to properly recover. Plenty of sleep and rest? Check. Lots of fruits, veggies, and probiotic foods? Check. Water and plenty of rooibos tea? Check again. Hopefully, that will do the trick to get me up and running again sooner rather than later.


An old photo. I miss my weekly endorphin fix...!

But in the meantime, I'm trying to make the most of this opportunity to do things that I don't usually have time for. Things like reading real, actual books, sneaking in a movie or two while the kids are in school, and finally getting caught up on that mountain of laundry... I can get used to this...!


8 comments:

  1. Late happy birthday.
    Sorry for the health problem, I hope you get well soon.
    Cannot wait for reading a race recap of yours!

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    1. Thanks so much, Stefano! I'm feeling a bit better every day - hopefully I'll have a race recap up someday soon...!

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  2. Ai dierbaarste, so jammer vir jou! Ook nie besef die siekwees kom al so lank nie! Druk vir jou styf! En wat 'n voorreg om daai dogtertjie in die boonste foto te kon en steeds kan ken. Lief jou so baie xxxxxxxx

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    1. Jy's lief, Saartjie-blaar - dankie vir die omgee. Geseend is ek om jou te he!! xxxxxxx

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  3. Happy belated birthday, Karien!

    Sorry to hear about the infections. I hope you feel better soon.
    You'll enjoy new running challenges.

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    1. Thanks so much, Giorgio - much appreciated!

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  4. Belated birthday good wishes Karien. I was thinking, in another three years you'll be exactly half my age (45 - 90) providing I live that long!
    Hope you're fully recovered from that dreaded lurgy and lifting your sites to that 42 kilometer run. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much, Gordon!

      That first course of antibiotics was too short and didn't quite do the trick, so I'm on my second course now (essentially a double dose) and hopefully that will be the end of that. ITCHING to get out and RUN!!

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