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Ventilator Blues

May 15, 2012

You know what sucks? Bronchitis sucks!  I was really congested on the weekend and was hoping that it would clear by Monday’s workout.  Not only did it not clear up, it actually got worse.  The funny part was that CBC was filming the workout Monday morning and my voice was really crappy for the interviews.  Although I took that workout a little easier I could tell that my congestion was pretty severe and it reminded me of when I had bronchitis back in 2006.  I went to see the doctor today and she confirmed that I have bronchitis and prescribed antibiotics.

As far as the build-up to the Olympic marathon is concerned I’m not worried (at this point).  I feel that I will be back on track by early June.  I will have to scale back the intensity for the next 10-14 days to make sure I don’t tax my system too much and I recover.  I’ve had similar set-backs before so I know how to play the game.

Unfortunately that also means that I will not be racing the Ottawa 10km on May 26th.  The best case scenario is that this is behind me by early next week but I’ll have missed two important workouts which would really effect a race in less than two weeks time.

Good news: Shawn Brady’s “All For The Run”  music video (filmed, edited and produced by Mike DelMonte) hit the fundraising target.  The money is going to recuperate production costs and help off-set my training costs.  A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the project.  It is very much appreciated and the money will go to good use.


  1. Sean permalink
    May 15, 2012 3:05 pm

    Get well soon. Going to miss watching you take on Geoffery in Ottawa though.

  2. May 16, 2012 5:40 am

    Get well soon Reid. All the best!

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