Sunday, July 03, 2005

Bunnies, Politicians and Fevers, Oh my...

Round up of the last 3 days ....

Friday afternoon was the first low-dose Interferon shot. 10 MIU (million units) and I was able to give myself the shot! Didn't feel much just a pinch and a sting and I was done! I need to get savvy on my Tylenol dosage on shot days though. I confess that I got caught up in the TV Land showing of the movie "Sybil" with Sally Fields and missed my second dose by an hour. The results were a 103 fever and some chills. I've already set my Timex Ironman watch's 3 alarms to remind me to take my Tylenol on time on Tuesday.

Saturday: Went for a run/walk of 3 miles using Coach Debi'splanned intervals of 1/1. I was able to keep up the intervals the entire time and average 13:30 minute/miles. On my run on the trails through North Arlington I saw 2 Bunny rabbits and immediately thought of Oldman who has tagged me to list my favorite songs. I am still composing my list ....

I also could have sworn that I saw Donald Rumsfeld on a bike on the trail. I thought through the logic as I tried to pay attention for the beeps that indicated that is was time to walk and/or run again. This man had nobody following him and I had a hard time imagining that the current Secretary of Defense could get away for a bike ride without at least one secret service agent at his side. Still the likeness was a little creepy. On the turnaround, the cyclist came back by me and I got another look and it was not Mr. Rumsfeld but I bet that guy gets a lot of "You know you look familiar" comments.

Sunday: LONG RUN!!! At least longer than anything I have done in over 8 weeks. I did 62 minutes on the Mt. Vernon Trail along the Potomac in Alexandria and covered just under 5 miles, probably around 4.75. I was consistently run/waling (1/1) 13:15 minute/miles and I had a negative split of over 6 seconds on the last mile with a 13:09! WOOOHOOO!!! Looks like the plan that Coach Debi has set up for me is working well! Onto 2/1 intervals this week and getting back in the pool and on the bike a little as well !

Living STRONG and looking in my IPOD Mini to see what my top 25 songs have been lately....

2 comments:

nancytoby said...

Yikes! 103 fever! Sounds like you're handling it well, though, and getting in some great workouts!!!

Comm's said...

keep positive holly. I am thinking about you. You are a very strong person. I am blessed to be able to read your blog often.