Thursday, April 27, 2006

Spring Sinuses

Well, I am definitely am suffering from allergies. There is a fine haze everywhere and the whole left side of my face hurts. It makes it hard to think and even harder to do my job, which does at times require that I think.

So I didn't feel too bad about leaving a little early today, since I was just getting slower and slower, grumpier and grumpier, accomplishing less and less as the day wore on. But when I stepped outside, it was sunny out, with a soft cool breeze like fresh sheets on a summer day. No matter how my body felt, it was obvious that running was not optional.

I went to Memorial Park and did four miles. It was one of those runs where you never really feel strong or fast, but since the temps were so nice, it really didn't matter too much. And since I'd taken a Singulair in the morning, my lungs stayed clear, sort of. Or rather, my lungs kept clearing themselves, meaning every quarter mile or so, I would find myself hacking and gagging as the medication made me bring up the nasty fluids that tried to collect in my lungs. Very attractive. Not to mention that it totally messed up the rhythm of my breathing.

Not one of my better runs, by a long shot.

But hey, it was a pretty day. And as I said, it was not a "running-optional" sort of afternoon.

They're predicting rain this weekend and if it will clear the air of pollens and pollutants, it can't come soon enough for me. I'm tired of my face hurting, and I hate having to take pills so I can breathe.

I'll quit whining about it now.

Did I mention the air was soft today, the flowers were blooming and the butterflies were out?

Not such a bad day, at all!

Today's Workout
4 mile run


PuddyRat said...

Hope your head clears soon. I don't happen to have allergies, but I've gotten bad colds where your face hurts, so I can relate in that sense. I just can't imagine what it must be like to have that all the time.

BTW, I've read every installment so far. Good job. I can't wait for the next one. But you'll have to make me buy the book for the last chapter.

Hope you get better soon.

Rachel said...

that's the one thing i hate about spring. allergies. st. louis was awful. san diego? not so bad. but of course, that makes sense. it's the magical land!

From Here to There said...

Ah crappy 'bout the allergies. They will fade soon enough (if you're a spring allergy person!).

Great job on the run!