It all started with Jones last week. Now he’s feeling great and full of energy. Shoo is snotty, but generally himself. Beer Geek is totally down for the count and I’m losing the battle. It’s a drippy, sneezy kind of cold, so my poor nose is rubbed raw. I’ve been going to bed super early and I’ve been using Zicam since the first hint of it (usually zicam keeps me from getting a cold at all), but so far I’m still on the “getting worse” side of things. Not sure how that’s going to affect my plan to run tomorrow…
Yesterday I ran a snotty 12 miles. I took a little children’s sudafed before the run so I wouldn’t have to constantly wipe my nose and that seemed to help. I managed to finish in 1:58:15, which is pretty good considering I raced on Sunday and have a cold.
I see a certain someone is back and insulting people again. That’s great ’cause it gives me the chance to say “heh, heh, I’m doing something cool and beer related.” I just bought tickets to Savor – which is quite possibly the best beer and food event I’ve ever been to. Now I just have to convince my mom to visit that weekend to babysit the kids.
Speaking of parents, a challenge has been issued. My father reminded me last night that I’ve never beaten him in a race. He also informed me that he’s already raced in three states (Louisiana, New Mexico, and Virgnia), so he’s ahead of me in the pursuit of a race in all 5o states (he’s saying he’s going to hit all 50 by age 70, so that gives him 9 years). All I can say is “bring it on. I’ll tie your state count when I run Delaware and you’d better be prepared to run fast in Florida.” (Why do I get the feeling I’ll be eating these words? LOL)