Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Crud

I finally broke down and saw the doctor today as I have had a nagging cough that is going on 2 weeks.  The result is as I expected.  Just get some rest and it should clear up.  I can give you some medications for your symptoms, but you will not get better faster.

It is kind of frustrating to hear that.  It is also kind of a relief.  I do not have the flu, pneumonia or some chronic condition.   I have what is most likely a viral respiratory infection that sometimes takes a few weeks to clear up.

The timing of the illness was pretty good as well.  It hit after a vacation.  My next race is scheduled for March 18th and I should be well by then, even if I missed a few weeks of training.  It is not the end of the world.  Worst case scenario is a DNS, DNF or DFL.  Of course I would like to be healthy all the time.  However, I am relieved to not have chronic conditions.  It is also nice that physical durability is not critical to my livelihood.

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