The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


The damn malady going through our area hit both my wife and me yesterday.  I am very sick, with a fever of 100.3, achy all over, phglemy, coughing and sneezing.

I was bound and determined to keep running although this morning I did my five miles in a pattern:  I did three miles, then because I was exhausted and hurting, I rested about five minutes and did another mile, then rested and did the final mile.  Today was the first day in a long time that I absolutely did not want to run at all.  But I needed to force myself so as to keep going.  I am glad I did, although I had to modify it to a 3+1+1 pattern.  That still counts as five.  And for how badly I currently feel, it was the best I could do.

I am going to take an aspirin and lay down for an hour.  I have class to teach, but it is not until 10:30 today.  I can let some of the b*llsh*t paperwork I had planned to do this morning, slide for a bit.  But, of course, I have to also get crap ready for the Department Meeting tomorrow most all of the rest of today after class.



Blogger Sharon said...

Sorry you and your wife have caught 'it.' I hope it doesn't last very long. Take care and get better!

Thursday, 28 September, 2017  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

Yuk!!! Or like most being sick is no fun.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Coffee is on

Thursday, 28 September, 2017  
Blogger Forsythia said...

You are a true runner. Some of us will use any excuse to avoid exercise. Being sick is at the top of the list. Take care of yourself and get well soon.

Thursday, 28 September, 2017  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

Not really a runner... more of a person who fears stopping something it was hard to develop in myself. Approximately 3300 days of doing it every day (5 miles, initially walking, now running).

Thursday, 28 September, 2017  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

hope you are both well soon.

Monday, 02 October, 2017  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

Crazy man!!!

Tuesday, 03 October, 2017  

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