It's been eight days since my last run. This is longer than I was off with pneumonia, making it the longest I have gone without running in a few years. I am a blob. I used to be a strong, fierce running maniac a la Flashdance, but without the stripping. Now I am ectoplasm. Ectoplasm in my Valentine's gold hoops and jammy pants.
It's very hard to run if you are ectoplasm.
Yesterday I even got a pair of Pearl Izumi shoes to test and review*, and I just kind of looked at them wistfully before launching into another round of coughing.
Oh, here's a tip for you: if you want antibiotics and your doctor asks if your phlegm is yellow or green, always go with green. Green gets you drugs. Yellow gets you crap. Ectoplasm? Green. In fact, I should have told the doctor my phlegm is black. I bet I could get some good stuff for black.
I'd try to run if not for the fever. I can handle a run with a stuffy nose and a cough, but the fever just makes it impossible. Plus it's hard to garner sympathetic child care from my husband so I can lie in bed doing crossword puzzles if I just put in a little 5k around the neighborhood. A wife must play these things very carefully.
Since I can't test out the shoes yet, we have to operate on first impressions, and I would like your honest opinion of how these shoes look. I know we're supposed to go with function over form because we're serious runners who take running very seriously and can't be distracted by non-serious things like aesthetics. But let's be honest, people. The shoes need to make you look like a serious runner and not an aerobics instructor from 1988**.
So let me know what you think of the look of these shoes. I'm kind of on the fence.
Thinking maybe they'd look better in green. They'll be perfect for the couch-to-5k program I'm going to have to join when I finally feel better.
*I'm selfish and inconsiderate, so I didn't think to give them away like Vanilla. No wonder people don't like me.
**Not that there's anything wrong with 1980s aerobics instructors. I idolized you in the 1988.