It’s true. I’m a horrible sick person. I whine, I cry, I act like my little head cold is Ebola. I’m a sissy, a wussy. I cry more than a person who’s been hospitalized.
I also won’t stay in bed, stay home from work or not run. I’m a doctors worst nightmare.
Last Thursday I was feeling a little off and chalked it up to draining sinuses. But as it turned out I was at the beginning edge of a full-blown head cold. I was going to call in sick to work on Friday but it was graduation day for the latest set of cadets and being that I issue the badges, I had to be there. As soon as it was done I went home…and ran. I couldn’t help it, I’m streaking and I didn’t want to let the streak go. So I did a quick mile and went home, showered and was in my jammies by 12:15.
I ran Saturday and Sunday too. But again, it was shower and then in to jammies. I mostly slept both days which is a nice change. I haven’t been getting enough sleep over the last couple of weeks which I’m sure contributed to me getting sick. Not to mention running at 4am in 45 degree weather (in shorts). I was supposed to run 12 miles on Saturday per my training schedule but I decided that in the long run it wasn’t a good idea. So I ran two miles and called it good. Trying to look at the big picture…
So here it is Wednesday and I’m still sick. I’m getting a little bit better everyday but still not feeling myself. I’m drinking gallons of tea while I’m at work and eating as best I can. But I’m pretty sure my main food groups are yogurt and cough drops. But even with all the tea, I can tell I’m dehydrated. My lips are so dry and rough, I wouldn’t want to kiss me…and my hubby won’t. He’s either afraid I’m going to give him Ebola or he’s thinking of divorce. Either way, I can’t blame him. I’m still pretty gross at this point. I keep making that gross noise where you try to clear out your sinuses…not attractive.
I can’t wait to feel better. I was scheduled to run 12 miles last weekend and I have a 13 mile run on the schedule for this weekend. At this point, I’m not sure if either of those runs are going to happen. My next half is two and a half weeks away. I know that even if I don’t get a 12 or a 13 mile run under my belt, that I will still be able to complete the half. But I will feel a lot better about it if I can get at least one more long run under my belt. My goal for the next half is to beat my old PR that I got at the Modesto Half Marathon back in March. I just need to have an average mile time of less than 10:30/mile. Most of my long runs have been averaging under that time during this training cycle, so I’m feeling confident about it. I just have to get rid of this cold.
Weekly Recap for 10/27 – 11/2/14
My longest run was a 5k last week but at least most of my short runs had average paces under 10.
On top of being sick last week the time changed. We also had a “cold” spell here which means that I’ve been able to change my morning runs to evening runs. But it also means that I’m still running in the dark. I do not like running in the dark. It makes a mile feel so much longer to me some times. My goal for today is to get out by 4pm to run. Fingers crossed.