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This Sucks Ass

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2011 by brianestover

I’m back in NC for a bit. Since I’m a bit on the chunky side for me, but still a slim MFer compared to most people, I was looking forward to getting in some miles around the Piedmont Environmental Center’s trail network. It’s my favorite place in the world to run. London, Brussels, Prague, Antwerp, Venia, Sydney, Melk, Auckland and several other little towns across Europe, while nice to run in, for some reason to me, just don’t quite match up. Maybe it’s the lack of people I see, maybe it’s the wildlife, maybe it’s because they remind me of a time long ago. What ever it is, whenever I’m back, I seem to head straight there first thing every morning to run.

Last time I was home, I didn’t get much running in, seems there were a few more things going on that required my attention. This time though, the first thing I packed in my bag were two pair of running shoes and four days of running clothes. Then I strapped on my Garmin watch and only then did I get dressed and pack the rest of my stuff.
I arrived Saturday evening, hung out with Dad, watch ECU take an early lead to #12 ranked South Carolina, only to forget how to play defense (again) and get outscored by a lot (again). Sigh, some things never change. Head to bed excited to run the next morning.

Sunday I wake up only to feel like crap. Sore throat, small fever. WTF? Really? Unf*cking believable. Maybe it will go away. Wake up today, Monday and guess what? Still feel like shit. In fact I woke up at 8am and by 9am, I had to go take a 90 minute nap. Talked about bummed out. I’ve got post nasal drip dripping on my parade. Totally sucks. On the optimistic side of view, I’m hoping that maybe Tuesday or at worst Wednesday I’ll be able to go log a few miles on the trails.

2 Words

Posted in Stuff with tags , on June 8, 2010 by brianestover

Strep Throat. So much fun, yippee! Not. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to take another nap.

Breaking or Broken

Posted in Random Stuff with tags , , , , on June 22, 2009 by brianestover

I’m going with broken, at least me that is.  For the third time this year I find myself sick and unable to train.   I feel like it’s the never ending treadmill to fitness hell or lack of fitness heaven.

I see my run fitness declining faster then Lagat can run a 5k.  My bike fitness is disappearing faster then Casper in a tornado.  The only thing on an upswing, besides my drug consumption, is my swimming.  Amazing what 8k per week will do vs 10k per month.

So I’m dragging my tired, clogged nose, headache, sore throat self back to the couch to watch another movie while I redo my season’s training plan…again.