Friday, December 7, 2012


My recovery from the California International Marathon has been good and bad.

The good: VERY little muscle soreness. The first 15 minutes after the race were the worst it got. By Wednesday morning my legs felt good again. Darren has been really conservative on the recovery. There's been no running. Only yesterday was I allowed to do a very quick weights and core workout, with some warming up on the stationary bike before. Today was another day off. Tomorrow is a repeat of yesterday. And Sunday is another day off.

I might normally ask him for more, given how good my legs feel, but....

The bad: right after CIM I came down with a nasty cold. I knew it was coming. I'd had a tickle in my throat on the plane last week, and all day Saturday ahead of the race I could feel it coming on. But I knew I'd run anyway, and I didn't want to be making excuses.

Once I got home Monday, though, it hit me like a freight train. I had a fever, a cough, massive snot....the works. Wednesday afternoon I started to feel better. Yesterday I was fever-free finally. And today I actually felt like my old self, with minimal coughing. The snot is still there, but that's abating too.

So I'm saying....forget "no excuses." I'm giving about 15 minutes over my BQ time to the wind, and the other 6 or so minutes to the fact that I was coming down with this beast.

Back on the good news side, my CIM pictures miraculously didn't completely stink. I even bought one shot from the finish line:

I may buy more when they start dropping the prices later on. Some of the ones early on even show me smiling. I guess that's because I didn't yet know what was coming.

It's going to be a busy weekend here. Tomorrow a certain two people who also live in my house are turning six:

This little girl (six laps in the Timberwolf Trot fundraiser run at their school in September).
This little boy (seven Timberwolf Trot laps, more than any other kindergartner!).
They are having a climbing/swimming party. I'm happily planning on not being awake for the actual hour and minutes of their birth (3:30 a.m. and 3:31 a.m. respectively). I will try my best not to contaminate every child in the pool tomorrow with my germs. But I'm definitely planning on a couple of runs down the waterslides.

Unlike last weekend, I will be choosing to be soaked, and unlike last weekend it will be fun.


  1. Happy birthday to your sweet kiddos! Enjoy! :)

    Ugh...the stuff that's going around is no fun. Glad you're starting to feel better!

  2. Hopefully your cold is getting better -- and I'm completely sure that slowed you down as well - maybe even more than you are giving it credit.

    Happy BIrthday to the munchkins...sounds like a crazy fun day!

  3. LOVE the pictures in this post! That's a great race photo. Glad to hear you on are the tail end of your cold and it waited until Monday to hit you full force!

  4. I am glad to hear you are feeling better! Keep recovering so you can go rock some more great races!

    I love the pics of your kiddos! Especially the ones from Facebook! Adoraable!

  5. You look great in your photo, despite the miserable day. Glad you are recovering so quickly - from the race and the nasty cold. And have fun with the kiddos - they are so beautiful!

  6. I love that you are still posting! So are you continuing the blog?!?! Pretty please???

    Glad that you are recovering nicely. You look strong in your finish photo!

    Happy birthday to the twins!

  7. Oh my goodness, you make really adorable children! I hope the party was a total success and the birthday kids had a great day!

  8. I guess it's good timing that the cold hit hard when it did. Hope the kiddos had an awesome birthday weekend!

  9. That is a great finish line photo! Sometimes I feel like the body closes its eyes when it is in a lot of pain to deal with the stress better or something. And for Eugene, I would highly recommend it. Though it rains a ton up there, so you would need to be ready for the chance of rain on raceday. As if you didn't get enough of that at CIM! lol

  10. Nasty colds seem to be the post-CIM norm. Hope yours is gone soon! Happy birthday to the cuties--6 is such a fun age. Love those pics of them running--so joyful!

  11. OMG. Your kiddos are completely adorable!! Happy Birthday to both of them!

    I'm glad you're getting time to recover from that nasty cold! Hope you feel 100% ASAP!

  12. raina_smalltownrunnerDecember 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Hope you had a nice fun, slippery slide with the birthday twins!! And that there was no snot in the pool ;) lol. My kids choose the pool in december too, for some odd reason..and I hope to sneak to the hot tub.

    Glad your legs feel great! It's because there was more in there you are saving for next time!! Bummer about the cold though :( Keep getting better, Terzah. Hugs, R

  13. That sucks that you got a cold. I would blame even more time loss on being really takes away all the energy in your system!