Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pig Iron

Superpounce came home from her sleepover feeling all gimpy. Gimpy turned to fever. Fever turned to fever with a headache and sore throat. Definitive scientific testing confirms that she has the swine flu. Never fear, she's already on the mend with Tamiflu, and the recent cases don't seem to be any big deal for people her age.

So far it does not seem to be affecting the grownups in the house very much. Pauline went from gimpy to fever on Friday, but she survived the 70s, so she may have had some previous immunity to the disease.

I haven't had anything except gimpy, and that may have had something to do with the four and a half hour bike ride on Saturday and the 10 mile run on Sunday. I did both at what would have been a massive PR Ironman pace and all 10 beats or more below lactate threshhold. I'm gonna chew through 140.6 miles like a knife through hot butter.

Ain't no pig flu coming to live in this body. The environment is too hostile, what with nearly 13 hours of racing and training last week and seven or so hours of training in the last three days. Ironman has no time for pig flu. Hurdle the weak, trample the dead.

**furiously knocking on wood***


Wendy said...

Well, I'm glad to hear Superpounce is on the mend!

(Keep knocking.)

Kim said...

oh man, poor superpounce and the mrs! hopefully everyone recovers quickly and you hold off the germs!

Coach Liz said...

ACK!!! Now you have given me something to freak out about!!! Pounce and I were in the small confines of the upstairs bath trading towels and shampoo bottles before I had a chance to shower the road grime off of me.

Think healthy, healthy, healthy,healthy, healthy!!!!

IronMatron said...

Agh! Poor Superpounce! You be careful--all that training and Pig Flu will be upon you...

SWTrigal said...

Ohhh..no!! Swine flu is real? Damn! Take care and hope all is well at your house soon. I heard triathletes are immune.

Brent Buckner said...

Hope the family's recovery is complete and you stay healthy!