Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Last night, it finally sunk in that running the marathon in 4 weeks would not be a good idea. I'm officially out. I've missed a lot of runs, and even if I start to feel better now, long runs are too taxing on the body as I fight this infection. I went into the half-ironman with this thing and came out even sicker. Went on antibiotics and as soon as I was able, went on a 15 mile run. Although the run was fantastic, I came out even more sick on the other side. Now, I'm on antibiotics that make my stomach very unhappy for 3-4 weeks. I need my immune system to be at its best, and I just can't afford the dampening effect long runs have on the immune system right now. So even if I were to start feeling well enough for a long run, it would be a bad idea to go out and do it, since my immune system would be suppressed, and the infection would just come right back. I'm worried that if this round of antibiotics don't work, I will need a much more drastic, invasive option, like surgery. I really, really, really, really don't want to go through that. Plus, I just found out that I'm going to need dental surgery, and I have to get over this infection first before I can have the surgery. Something to look forward to. Needless to say, I've been very depressed. I can't do anything. This sucks.