My Lyme-imposed week of respite continues largely uneventfully. I have been diligent about taking my antibiotics, and the pounding headache and fever which plagued me last week have blissfully abated. The bullseye rash has also disappeared, though the bite is still somewhat irritated. Apart from weakness - whether due to the weekend, the doxy, or my resident population of bacteria - the only anomalous symptom has been back pain. A muscle - I think my lower right trapezius - was irritated on Monday and Tuesday, and breathing and ranges of motion of my right shoulder caused great discomfort. I'm fairly sure the pain was localized to an area to the right of and far behind mind sternum. I suppose it's possible that kayaking on Monday coupled with my depleted condition were the cause. A dose of ibuprofen and sleep on Wednesday night have alleviated most of the pain.
I lacked motivation and energy on Tuesday and Wednesday, but today, my competitive drive is returning to me. My yearning to go running is increasing with time, and soon I shall be restored to full health. This case of Lyme, just like the plantar fascia tear, is a setback. Perhaps they both could have been prevented through greater diligence and discipline, but I cannot change what has happened - all that remains is to deal with their consequences and adjust my life and training strategies to be better prepared to deal with these difficulties. I am very excited about Fall 2012, and I hope to acquit myself well. The next 10.5 months are full of promise and possibility, and I am undeterred.
Catching Features and German training both await my attention, and I must do a better job integrating both into my daily routines. I am closing on 50k hits on my AP log, and I am in undeclared competition with AliC (who has 90k) for the higher rate of hit accumulation. It doesn't help that she keeps setting PRs, is more popular, and generally a more exciting person. I will rise to the occasion!
Currently listening to: The Four Seasons
astonishes me - French long race trials for 2012 EOCs. Note that red is 6 min/km.