Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Going Viral

No, unfortunately I don't have any hilarious Youtube clips or song parodies that are being viewed in the hundreds of thousands by internet addicts worldwide. I'm simply referring to my own pathetic immune system. It's gone viral...again.

With Chuckanut just a few short days away, this is not the opportune time to be ill, but I'm feeling better by the day. I'm going on two weeks of virtually no running and just feeling kind of blah. I guess if I do run this weekend I'll be well rested, right?

Two weeks seems like a long time to be sick, but I guess it's going around. My friend Erika, who coaches at SPU, said that a handful of her runners had something similar that lasted about 3 weeks. And yesterday, while speaking to my uncle, my cousin has a very similar bug that just won't go away. It's at least reassuring to know that I have some company.

As it stands right now, I'm planning to run on Saturday. The weather looks like it's going to be fantastic. Plus it's Chuckanut. I DON'T miss Chuckanut. Well, there was that one other time in 2008 when I skipped Chuckanut because I was sick. In all seriousness, Chuckanut was my first ultra and it really does have a special place in my heart. I love Bellingham. I love those trails. I love the Chuckanut 50k.


Peter said...

Hope to see you out there tomorrow Brian! I've had a bad bug lately too, but I'm gonna try tomorrow!

Sam said...

Hey Brian! Great to see you this weekend (albeit briefly as you smoked me on that Fragrance Lake climb!), and congrats on a super run despite being under the weather! Hope you're feeling better now. Also, I had a question for you on a totally unrelated topic- could you shoot me an email when you get a chance? I couldn't find your email address- I'm at sam "at" Thanks!