Saturday, May 3, 2008
Absoludedly Habe Heab Cholds
I have a cold.
Pretty bad one too...which was inevitable after handling, shuffling, sorting, and (eeeewwwww) TOUCHING 1700 answer documents (multiple times). I try not to think about the number of germs and viruses I’ve had on my hands these past three weeks....although I don’t really have to think about it cuz, I’m living the result of it.
So I have a pretty bad cold....you know the kind where the head pounds, the nose runs, the chest wracks with the occasional fits of sneezing and coughing.
Despite this, at 5:25 this morning, I was fairly convinced that I could still run 16 miles with ya’all. At 5:28, after five loud and messy sneezes in a row, Mike told me to stop being crazy and to go back to bed and get better.
“No, I think I can do this.” I said.
“You should get better.” he said.
So, at 5:30, I called Betty... Her comment (half asleep) “Are you in front of my house?” (Clearly, I woke her up)
Me: “No, it’s only 5:30. I’m not going to run today. I’m sick.”
Betty: “OK, oh good, I thought I’d slept through the alarm.”
(By the way, Betty told me this week that my role in the group is to include adverbs to the ongoing commentary...to which I said, “absolutely!”)
I can’t remember what else we said to each at that point because I’m pretty sure I fell back asleep.
So I have no funny stories about running for you today. You all will have to fill us in on the running adventures this morning. I’m sad that I wasn’t there but I’m determined to do the Race for Literacy in the morning...
20 miles next week! Whee!!!! Definitely!