Wednesday, March 19, 2008

And now....it's back to our scheduled programming

I've enjoyed the luxury of two rest days in a row following Phat Camp. I've done nothing more strenuous than an easy walk and I was really, REALLY grateful for the break. But by last night, I was itching to get back into it.

So today I fronted up at the gym for *gulp* a lower body workout. It went surprisingly well - my legs are still pretty sore, but nothing I can't ignore. :o) Of course, running on the treadmill afterwards was a big ask. I managed my prescribed 20 minutes, but my hamstrings were screaming all the way.....

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Seems the physical stress of the heat and extreme training over the weekend has triggered the eruption of a cold sore on my lip. I completely failed to recognise the early warning signs of an imminent outbreak, because I HAVE NOT HAD ONE OF THOSE SUCKERS IN OVER 15 YEARS! My lip swelled up and I thought I'd bumped it (clumsy? Who, me?), so I ignored it. Then it went a bit scabby and weepy and now! Now, I look real pretty! Yeah....

I can't eat off a spoon - eating porridge this morning made the sore crack and weep. Ugh. No porridge. No yoghurt. Boo-HOO, I say!

I'm madly applying some miracle ointment I got at the chemist this morning, but I think I'll be hiding out in my house for the next several days. Or perhaps I'll pop down to Coburg and buy me one of those Muslim head-to-toe burka thingies.

6 comments:

Chris H said...

bummer about the cold sore, if ya do get a burka I wanna seeeeee!

Cat said...

Hope the cold sore doesnt become too nasty and painful.

Well done on another wonderful training session despite already painful limbs. You Go Girl!

kathrynoh said...

Damn cold sore. A girl's gotta eat!

katiep said...

Are you sure we are not twins separated at birth? I get cold sores from stress too. I had a doozy after the Bridge Run. I get them all the time though and never get a warning sign - just a blister.
I feel your pain ...

Raechelle said...

I'm going to totally repeat what Chris said-"bummer about the cold sore, if ya do get a burka a wanna seeee!"

Antigone said...

I like the burker idea hun they are handy for bad hair days, hiding the granny undie line and now cold sores hehe
I hope it clears up soon hun :)
Em:)

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