Friday, July 28, 2006

Immodium and Zantac advertisement

The way I've been downing those meds, they should pay me to advertise. I have not quite been feeling myself. About 2 days after I got to Wisconsin, my gut started acting up. Not that unusual for me. I was hoping it would clear up when I returned but no. Monday, before my evening flight, Jason and I snuck in a nice, albeit steaming hot, 10-mile run around the country roads where his parents lived. I managed to settle my gut with a hefty dose of Immodium and Zantac. I got back Monday after midnight, which was really screwy.

Ever since, lab has been impossibly crazy busy, and it's been nearly impossible just to keep my head on straight. I somehow have managed to keep the apartment straight, unpack, and go grocery shopping. However, I have had absolutely NO appetite. Whatsoever. Eating has been like force-feeding a toddler cough syrup.

Tuesday, could not "stomach" breakfat. Ate lunch only to have it screw up stomach. Settled it with Immodium and Zantac. Made myself go for a swim after lab, even though I was dead-tired. Actually was a pretty nice swim. Was hungry afterwards. Yea! Ate a nice meal, which promptly sent my stomach into a downward spiral. Settled it with Immodium and Zantac (do you see a pattern here?). Went to bed at a decent time--11. Woke up late (9), which kind of shot my whole day. Got home at 8. Ugh. Could barely get down a bowl of cereal for dinner b/c of stomach issues. Went to bed exhausted at 9:30. Woke up at 8:30. Wasn't hungry and had to force down a banana. Settled it with Immodium and Zantac (I should advertise!). Ran around at lab all day long in circles from 9:30 to midnight before calling it quits.

Begged security to escort me to my lone car in the far, isolated parking lot across the street. He reluctantly called someone else, who reluctantly picked me up and drove me there, grumbling the whole way. Hey! I'm from St. Louis, and I know a thing or two about crime. You don't put yourself in those kind of situations. You just don't. You are SECURITY. So tough it up and escort the lady to her friggin' car!!! And DON'T make her feel bad about it! Where is the chivalry today? Jeez. But I digress...

Bunnies were starved when I got home. Poor things. Oscar was so excited, he pounced on his very full food dish before I could set it on the ground. What do you do when a grunting, 10 lb, large black bunny bouncing around pounces on a dish in your hand? Answer--drop it! Food went everywhere. Of course, he couldn't figure out what happened to it and continued rooting around in the now-empty food dish, grunting, hysterical, and now mad that I made his food "disappear." Bunnies are very near-sighted and can sometimes seem a little dim-witted at finding things right under their nose. Eventually, he realized that my finger was pointing at the spilled food on the floor for him to eat (ooooh) and not to tease him with. At that point, he stopped attacking my finger and began shoveling food down his throat.

Anyway, I'm very behind on my workouts for this week, and it pises me off. I think I have pretty good excuses though. In addition to my totally whacked-out gut (hey, is this a good diet plan?), I somehow managed to pull a groin muscle on Wednesday. Doing what, I don't know. Sitting? I always hurt myself in the stupidest ways. So now I'm limping when I walk. And it hurts to go upstairs b/c I can't lift my leg very well. wtf? Between getting back from being out-of-town, a ridiculous amount of work at lab, my gut (can I trade it in?), and my groin, I guess I have a pretty good excuse for taking the last two days off. Argh. I hate it.

What would make tomorrow a good day? (Er, I guess today). If I could actually get into lab early (not looking promising at this point) and get all my crap done early. Then, go for a bike ride and still make it in time for the swim/potluck thing the club is having at the cove. It's not going to happen, is it? Ack! It's already Friday, and I still need to do 3 bikes, 2 runs, 1 swim, and 1 weight session before Sunday is over. Crap. I'm in survival mode now, I guess. Maybe next week will be a perfect week...

9 comments:

Jenö said...

Uhh, welcome back? Sorry to hear your landing has been a bit rough (an understatement). Hope the weekend and beyond are better.

Chris said...

Sorry to hear about your digestive issues and other ailments. At least it's Friday! You have the weekend to catchup and relax from what sounds like a hectic week.

bunnygirl said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well. It's probably for the best you haven't been hitting the big workouts, since you're off your feed. You don't want to bonk.

Hilarious about the bunny! Tid does that, too-- runs right past food that I put directly in front of her and then seems baffled why she can't find it!

Mon said...

It's hard to miss a workout, then it seems like they all get messed up! Youll get back into the swing of things! That sucks that your stomach is all wacko!!!!

Bunnies! Their so demanding! Mine go nuts about their food too, like their starving when they eat hay all stinking day! They just like to be opinionated! YOURE LATE!

Barb said...

Hope you get over the ick soon. It sucks to not feel well.

BTW, I think the perfect week is something written in training plans but never quite achieved by us mortals!

jessie_tri_mn said...

Hope you feel better soon!

My best friends in grad school were immodium and zantac... Ugh, Stress.

Hard to fuel those workouts if you can't eat :(

Paul said...

The bunny story is hilarious. Fortunately for me my cats have excellent sight and only whine when hungry.. They reserve pouncing for play time.

theseamonster said...

10lb bunnies? OMG, I thought they were just a bit bigger than large hampsters... the food things sounds like what my dogs do. I'll toss a little nubbie on the floor and they can't find it but know it's there and go nuts.

I'm certainly no coach (hahahah, you've seen me run) but from what I've read and experienced, sounds like you just need a few days off to get some solid rest. The workouts you would do when your this stressed / ill / not feling well my not be at the quality you'd get when you're rested.

I surfed so much last weekend, I re-aggrevated a rib injury (no swimming this week) and walking to the beach and back (1/2 mile r/t) in surf booties gave me a gnarly blister on my foot (no bike/run this week)... ugh, but it was sooooo worth it as I totally feel recharged and ready to go tomorrow :-)

Jodi said...

So sorry about your ailments!

I totally hear you on the leaving lab late thing. In Cleveland they think it's funny to turn off the street light outside of the research buildings at 9pm so that when you leave early it is surely going to be a frightening 400 meter sprint to the car. Great idea to make someone escort you!