Adventures in Running with Maurine

Starting Over (can I skip 2014?)

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2014 has been off to a rough start. Most of January and February were spent recovering from my foot injury at Across the Years. In February I got hit with perfect storm of illnesses. In less than an hour I went from feeling great at signing paperwork on my new vehicle to crawling into bed and wishing I could die. 36 hours later I went into the Instacare to be told I had bronchitis, asthma, sinus infection and an ear infection. I was started on my inhaler and a z-pac of antibiotics. A few days later, I still had no energy to even watch tv, read, etc. I just laid there. I had no appetite, so when I did eat I just forced down junk food to get in calories. On Wednesday I tried to go to work. After an hour or so things started spinning around and then I got vertigo so bad I had to have co-workers drive me home. Back to a different doctor who said, “Oh yeah – you have the flu on top of everything.” Too late for Tamiflu – so I just rested as much as I could and started forcing liquids. I have never been as sick as I was for 12 days. I hope to never be again. At this point I have lost all of my endurance. Hopefully a lot of my nagging injuries are healed. I started walking over the weekend and took my first run/walk last night. Basically – I am starting over. Hope things get better from here on out.


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