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Still Resting and Way to Go Wednesday

Well, this week is pretty boring in terms of workouts or meals or anything really. Basically, I've been parked on the couch since Saturday. I did go to the doctor Monday AND again Tuesday.

The good news is that my sinus woes are just allergies and not an infection. And they are starting to clear up finally. So I no longer need this fancy contraption, though it sure would have come in handy.

Source: imgfave.com via Ina on Pinterest


The bad news is that I have a very angry lymph node right at my left clavicle. Not a normal spot for a node to be inflamed due to allergies. Note to self - do not look up such things on the internet. You'll scare the piss out of yourself.

So I've now had 2 very very painful antibiotic shots, have sore bum cheeks, and am on a round of antibiotics as well as pain medication. I am supposed to go back daily to have the infected area checked and if it doesn't start to get better then we'll move on to scans and probably other really fun tests. Good times.

But, I don't want to be a Debbie Downer. So moving on to something much more positive and inspiring - Way to Go Wednesday. These guys deserve shout outs for just being plain awesome.

Mr. Pavement runner for kicking some major butt with his first 50 mile endurance race.

Tiffany (Running Hutch) for running her first ultra - the Ridgecrest 50K.

Meg at RunFitKin for an awesome PR at the California International Marathon.

Kierston for going back to her Taekwon-Do roots.

Krysten for kicking major ass this year and ringing in a new one - Happy Birthday!

Your turn - who do you want to give a shout out to?

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