After the Sick

The day after New Years, I started to feel like I was getting a cold. That was a Friday. Saturday I felt okay, but a little tired. I had a 5K the next morning, so I went to bed early that night. Sunday morning when I woke up I wasn’t feeling 100% but I (irresponsibly) decided to run anyway.

By the time I got home from my race, I was feeling exhausted. I immediately showered and got back into bed. By late afternoon, I was full blown sick. Coughing, runny nose, sneezing, headache, body aches. You name it, I had it.

I wound up taking 2 days off of work to get some rest. By Wednesday, I was feeling better so back to work I went. But I had decided to take the rest of the week off from any running or working out. Saturday I went for my first run in a week. And boy was it rough.

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I did just over 2 miles, but it was a slow going 2 miles. Sunday was more of the same, just on different trails.

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And last night (Monday) I did a treadmill 5K and finally felt back to my usual self. Tonight will be another treadmill night, which I’m ok with. I’m learning to embrace the dreadmill.

That’s what you’re supposed to do, right? Embrace the suck.

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