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Saturday, February 23, 2013


Edited to Add...
My decision about whether to run the half on Sunday or not has been complicated. I have somehow developed a terrible neck muscle strain that is basically ruining my life. I can't lie down or walk normally, even with NSAIDS. Annoying.

Actually yesterday was a combination of all the things going wrong. Not only did I have a neck strain that really made standing and typing all day at work no fun at all, I also randomly developed major seasonal allergies complete with watery eyes, endless sneezing, and sinus headache (this is the first time this has happened to me with any severity, although my allergies have progressively worsened since I moved to Louisiana).
I thought you'd like a picture of my allergy eyes.  And nose.

And my boss came in to work (this is after my bigger boss came in on Wednesday, after scheduling an appointment on Thursday, then stayed the whole day when I was supposed to leave at 1 pm Wednesday. I worked 5 extra hours). So I had big meetings Wednesday and Friday.

Then I got an emergency call to please come cover another pharmacy after work. So I worked 9 am to 6 pm, then immediately drove my numb and useless right side to another pharmacy and worked until 10 pm. This is the second Friday in a row I've been asked to do this, and it's not a great way to kick off your weekend.

On the way home from second work it started to rain. I turned on to my street and there was no parking...and my nose started bleeding. So there I was, allergy-dizzy, right side practically paralyzed, getting off work hours late, trying to parallel park in an nonexistent spot in the rain while my nose gushed blood all over my white coat. Happy weekend to you, too.

It sounds absurd, but right now my neck will make the decision about tomorrow. I'm on 440mg naproxen and can barely type, so this is the biggest factor right now. Sucks getting old.


  1. what the what.... go get yourself a massage!! & those Friday hours are not cool. Hope you feel better... and your wkend gets better!

  2. Maybe this is God's way of saying "Hey, Gracie, not this race"?

  3. Ok, my comment on your last post was all "go run the race" but that was in the assumption that you were healthy. Listen to your body and if your neck is killing you, you're tired and in general not feeling it don't beat yourself up about missing this one. There are always races and I've had to miss a few myself. I HATE missing them but I remind myself that there will be plenty more and I will get to give it everything I have THEN. Right now you've got to take care of you!

  4. If you say "sucks getting old" again, you're grounded. 44 year out.