Fitness Friday: I'm in Savannah {and I have shingles}

Workout Wrap UpSaturday: 6 miles (10:30 pace)

Sunday: REST

Monday: Xtend Barre

Tuesday: 5 miles (10:27 pace)

Wednesday: Bob Harper Pure Burn Super Strength

Thursday: 5-6 miles

Friday: Workout at Fitbloggin!

All things considered workout this week were pretty normal. Average miles, pace, and strength training. After last weeks heat exhaustion I felt 'off' for a few days; kind of like I was coming down with a cold. Coach Salem kept me on track though.

2014-06-23 08.00.16The weather here has been blah all week. It rained on my drive to and from Alabama this weekend, and it's been cloudy and/or raining most days this week. The streets were flooded as I tried to drive home after class on Monday!

2014-06-23 10.57.49Ever since my house and car flooded I get super anxious when it rains. Thankfully, this only lasted for about 20 minutes!

I spent a lot of time cuddling with this face. I felt bad leaving him last weekend and going out of town again this weekend. Dad's offered to  babysit so he will actually be here most of the time I'm gone. Yay for kitty grandparents!

2014-06-23 18.11.38I ran by one of my favorite houses in Pensacola on Tuesday and saw they had demolished it! It was a private liberal arts school for years and they just sold it a few weeks ago. Apparently the new owner didn't love it as much as I did. Such a shame.

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So, the most exciting part of the week probably came Wednesday afternoon when I went to the health clinic. As I said before with the heat exhaustion issue on Thursday I've just been feeling 'off' since then. My legs were throbbing sore for days after, almost as bad as they were post-marathon. I figured it was just from being dehydrated. I had a fever of 101-102 most of Thursday and a lingering one until about Saturday morning. My throat started to hurt a tiny bit but went away. When I still felt blah Wednesday I knew I should head in just to get checked out before I left for Savannah Thursday morning.

I also wanted to go in and have the nurse look at the bottom of my right foot. I've had a sharp shooting pain in the sole of my foot near the big toe for a few days. Almost like the worst blister of my life, but there's no blister there. Finally, on Monday I discovered these crazy bite marks on my behind that I figured were caused by an ant or something. I have ants in my house and every time of bug imaginable in my car since the flood so sitting on a bug long enough for it to bite me a few times seemed totally plausible.

Well, I was right about the foot. My nurse said there was likely a blister under the callus (permanent fixtures on my disfigured runners feet) and that I should ice it and stay off of it for a while (year right.) It's a blister. I'll run on it until it forces me not to.

I was way off about the bug bites. I have shingles on my ass. How sexy does that sound? It's a tiny spot, about 1.5" in diameter, and I can't even feel them anymore. The nurse said my immune system was likely compromised by the heat exhaustion/fever Thursday, and combined with stress the shingles were triggered. Awesome. When I asked on Twitter who even gets shingles anymore I think my favorite response was, 'old folks in Phoenix.' Even my Mom's first response was; "only old folks get that!" Since they weren't bothering me anymore nurse didn't even issue any medication for it. Just told me to watch the stress levels and come in immediately should I ever get it again.

I actually think the whole thing is pretty hilarious. Especially since I'm about to drive 8 hours on a shingled ass with a bum foot to Savannah for the weekend.