Determined to Get Well Soon

4 Dec

Dallas is quickly approaching, and as of last week, I was more than ready to run this race. However today, it is a different story.

I have been a total germ-a-phobe the last few months and have done everything I could possibly do to not get sick. All of my precautions worked, until last Friday…

When I woke up on Friday morning, I knew things were not good. You know that feeling you get right when a cold is setting in? Well, I had it. With my asthma, I get knocked out by a cold. For me, I know what it entails, because I have been dealing with it my entire life. A cold means I get a respiratory infection and it means I spend at least a week hacking and coughing and feeling miserable (I know, poor me!!!).

With my big race on Sunday, you can imagine why I am freaking out a little bit. I have been training for 21 weeks for this race (which is over half of a pregnancy btw)! I want to rock this race, and run my heart out on Sunday. And the last thing I want is for my breathing issues to get in the way of that.

As soon as I felt the illness coming on Friday, I called my Doctor and got two of my inhalers refilled. I thought I would be able handle it with those and not have to go in for more medicine. Well, yesterday I had to give in an actually go into the Doctor for additional meds.

I am now operating under a full on “Get Well Plan”. Included in this plan is a ton of rest, lots of fluids, Emergen C and plenty of medicine.

The Plan! Complete with steroids, nebulizer treatments, inhalers and mucinex.

The Plan! Complete with steroids, nebulizer treatments, inhalers and mucinex.

I cannot believe I am actually putting this photo online...this is what a nebulizer treatment looks like!

I cannot believe I am actually putting this photo online…this is what a nebulizer treatment looks like!

I am on Day Two of the plan, and still feel like crap. However I can tell that I am starting to get a little better.

Tonight I was feeling completely stir crazy and decided to get my bike out and ride stationary in the living room. Not working out since last Thursday was making me nutty. I had to sweat a little, and I am so glad that I did!

45 minutes on the bike felt incredible!!!!

45 minutes on the bike felt incredible!!!!

My hope is that by Thursday I will be able to run, and by Sunday I will be able to rock my race! Sure, my breathing won’t be back to normal, but I do think it could be manageable to run a good race.

I welcome all tips and tricks you have for a breezy and fast recovery!



My little snuggle buddy Karly has certainly helped be feel better!

My little snuggle buddy Karly has certainly helped be feel better! My Mom has been quite the help too! 

8 Responses to “Determined to Get Well Soon”

  1. Hollis Weishar December 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Steroids…..miracle drug, but nasty. Glad you ate on them it will do trick

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Jason December 5, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Just keep up the routine you’re doing, might want to kick up the green tea to 4-5 cups per day. Good luck on Sun, I’ll be out there too, running the full. Weather looking a little warm, but DRY. I ran this race last year too, the weather was brutal. This is my re-match.

    • mileswithstyle (@AliHatfield) December 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

      Hi Jason! Thanks for the tea tip. I read that and immediately got another cup! I ran Dallas last year too! Shockingly, I had one of my best races ever, but I’m very excited to run it in dry weather! Hoping the cold front speeds up and it gets cooler! Good luck on Sunday!

  3. Rachel December 6, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Hey there. Found your blog through some tags on wordpress. I hope you get well soon. It never fails that I always get sick about a week or two weeks prior to race day. Good luck on race day. I am sure you will do great.

  4. Myra December 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    I took Zicam (rapid melts) last week and it really seemed to help with the symptoms and shorten the time of my cold.

    • myvaldez December 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

      Hope you get better soon and good luck in Dallas this weekend!


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