Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I haz an i infuction.

I haz an i infuction.

Last week my allergies started to hit me hard.  Sneezy/wheezy/eye boogery.... pick an allergy dwarf name for me.  I was super excited to hit up my runner store's running group on Saturday morning, but when I woke up super congested, I knew it was not going to happen.  Once I finally crawled out of bed and cleared all the bats from the balfry (anyone else's parents use this term for when you had a booger hanging out?  no?  just mine?  that's cool.....) I realized my eyes really really hurt.  Upon further inspectation gah!  the light!  it's blinding me!  [cue blinded by the light... ie:  my theme song.  heh heh]

Minimal ouchies.

It's not uncommon for me to get eye infections when my allergies get super bad.  It is uncommon for me to get this bad of eye infections.  By Sunday morning I had upgraded this little bugger to the worst one evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah (said in the Oprah giveaway voice.... fact:  a lot of things are super funny when said in this voice, give it a try on a rainy day.) 
Lots of ouchies. (yes I went out in public like this.....do not stare directly at the eye....)

After sleeping almost all of Saturday and most of Sunday, it appeared to stop oozing grossness, which meant one thing:  time for a run!  And what a run it was (heavy sarcasm).  I did 5 miles per my Hal Higdon marathon recovery plan.  And they were brutal.  My legs and particularly my IT bands just did NOT want to cooperate.  I could feel the choppiness of my stride.  My heart rate was slightly through the roof.  :/  It was hot.  And humid.  And windy.  The only thing it was missing was an icy path to run on.  Icky.

When can I haz my running legz back?


Monday night...still ouchies..... also EXTREME CLOSE UP (just say no to da drugz.....)
What your pupils are supposed to be the same size?? No one told me that....

11 comments:

Morgan said...

When I worked retail I got pink eye way too often from handling money. I hope your eye gets better asap! No fun!!!! :(

Wealth is Health said...

Hope the eyes clear up for good soon!

Katie said...

you poor baby! these pics made me cringe. ow. :*(

Katie DiSimone said...

I get something called iritis periodically and the symptoms are pink eye, extremely sensitive to lights (sunlight hurts), and a feeling like my eyeball itself is bruised. If there's any possibility that you can get to an eye dr, I recommend getting your eyes quickly looked at. Iritis is an inflammation of your iris and can easily lead to permanent vision loss because your iris (pupils) will scar in-place (no dilation, undilation action), leading to the inability to see properly. Hopefully that's not what you have, but if it is...it is very important to get it treated quickly. :)

Evolving Through Running said...

Yikes - that's some bad looking stuff. Hope you feel better soon. Maybe your eyes are trying to tell you to rest your legs a little bit more. Or else you're about to gain the power to shoot lasers from your eyes. Either way, the net result should be pretty good.

northlandrunner said...

Still lookin' beautiful, my dear friend.

Hope recovery is going well!

Shawn said...

Ouch...that looks like a concussion symptom...different sized pupils....

I used to have eye issues then they just disappeared one day...less stress?

Hang in there!!!!

Richelle said...

Ouch! I hope your eyes feel like new again soon!

J said...

Ouchie! Hope that eye gets better! I seemed to have come down with some sort of allergy cold...who knows but it stinks.

Nicci said...

Ouch, hopeyour eyes clear up asap.

Jessie said...

Hang in there girl! =(