I’m sick. Ugh! I hate being sick more than just about anything in the world especially when it’s a cold AND a fever! We were at the cabin on Saturday night and I went to bed around midnight feeling fine but I woke up around 1:30AM with a scratchy throat. I thought maybe I was just thirsty so I drank a bottle of water and went back to bed and the next morning I felt fine. It wasn’t until Sunday night on the way home that I realized I had a cold and after we got home the fever kicked in.
I woke up yesterday and I could barely breathe…MacGyver ordered me back to bed and other than a few trips to the bathroom and a few small steps in the backyard, I’ve been there ever since.
When we arrived at the cabin my running trail was seriously overgrown.
That’s what happens when you don’t come out for a few months I guess but MacGyver being the sweetheart that he is mowed it in the dark on Friday night.
So, even though I hadn’t planned on it, I woke up Saturday morning and hiked/ran 5 miles on Dog Town Trail.
On Sunday morning I ran 10 miles and since I’m convinced that one day I’ll be asked to run the Barkley Marathons, I included sections that were overgrown with blackberry bushes, high grasses and areas littered with driftwood and burnt out trees.
After I finished running on Sunday I took a shower at our outdoor showering station. MacGyver still hasn’t built the outdoor bathhouse but I’m not giving up on it. I have visions of a room with a shower in one corner and a tub in another made out of galvanized steel….
If you’re wondering where in the world the water is coming from, check out the water tower. It’s a bit intimidating when the wind is blowing.
While running I had noticed a few blackberry bushes looked like they might be producing so later in the afternoon I took a hike through the bushes to try and pick some.
If someone asks me if they can come out to my property to pick blackberries it’s because they’ve never been to my property to pick blackberries. It is however perfect training for the Barkley Marathons because it’s seriously thorny just like the briars of the Tennessee mountains. (Laz? Did you hear that?)
And the haul was totally worth it.
Totally worth it. (Laz, I’m ready for Barkley, call me. I’ve got my license plate and a buck sixty!)
The dogs always have a good time at the cabin but Boomer in particular. You see, in case you’ve ever wondered, Boomer knows how to camp like a boss.
Hank and I spent a lot of time on the four wheeler. Typically we have to share our riding time with MacGyver but since he rolled it on himself on Saturday I banned him from it.
We left late Sunday afternoon and I snapped a few photos on the way out.
Obviously I have no running to share with you this week because my sinuses are raging war with my body and I’m gonna do everyone a solid and stay home.
When is the last time that you were sick?