Sometimes, I live in a little world of denial...
For example, my ears have been plugged since before Thanksgiving. To most, that would probably be a sign to be checked out after 6 weeks.
Or when you have random shortness of breathe for a couple weeks? Yeah, probably not so normal.
Sore throat, body aches, plugged up sinuses? You'd probably be headed to the doctor by now, right?
Me? I ran in a snow storm on Saturday...
I have excuses, of course. I hadn't gotten an actual run in for Dakota since the day after Thanksgiving. We have a virtual race goal to meet, and I promised him we'd get some miles in this weekend. I woke up Saturday feeling a little congested, but overall, not too bad. So, I ran 2 miles in 12 degree weather during a snow storm. Perfectly sane decision...
By Saturday night, I knew I was in trouble.
There's always an excuse, but at the end of the day, I've ignored my body for a month and lived in denial. The situation I'm in is, in small part, my own.
Long story short:
2014 has brought me a chronic sinus infection with a side of bronchitis. NOT how I planned to start 2014. T25 is going to be put off for a couple more weeks while I recover. If I'm not feeling much better by next week, I go back for more x-rays to make sure it hasn't become pneumonia. Fingers crossed I stay out of the hospital.
So, there will be no T25 updates for a little bit. In the mean time you can all watch me balloon up like an oompa-loompa while on the Prednisone. I've been on it many times before, and I know how my body reacts. It's not pretty. I may just have to hide the scale away until February
and the mirrors.
Honestly, I'm feeling really beaten down today. I'm trying to stay positive. My doctors are treating me pretty aggressively and there's talk of specialists and things. For that, I'm grateful. But when you're trying to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle, it's disheartening to be sick so much. Every time I'm in a good place, the infections come back and I start all over. To be told I was going on steroids today was just kicking me while I'm down.
While I mend, I have a favor to ask of everyone out there that tries to live a healthy lifestyle. Whether it's running, lifting, crossfit, sports, dance, swimming... anything at all. If you would be willing to dedicate your workout to Dakota and take a picture of yourself with this sign (it doesn't have to be a run, and I can email printable copies out) and send them to me at tiffhult27 (at) gmail (dot) com, I would truly appreciate it. The hardest part of not being able to workout right now, is that I don't want to disappoint Dakota. He was so excited we were getting back into things after my last illness. I don't want to let him down.