The bad news is, I don't completely have the flu.
My boss I'm sure was not thrilled that I followed up two days of birthday vacation almost immediately with two days of sick leave, but what can you do. Sore throat, wicked sinus headache, fever, chills, and aches. I won't come in with stuff like that, in part because I hate it when other people do and then I catch whatever they've got.
I'm starting to feel better although my sinuses keep choking me. Very happy tomorrow is the weekend so I can sleep another 20-plus hours. Overall, I guess it's a good thing I was healthy enough thanks to running that whatever bugs have been stalking me never fully got a grip.
Once I feel up to it, I'll be posting about my fabulous birthday and the not so fabulous (for me, at least) Runaway Pumpkin Half. I never wanted to drop out in the middle of a race so badly in my life and it was not the way I wanted to end my 2011 race career. Not sure what I'll do about the latter, I need to get healthy again first.