Monday: 0 miles
Tuesday: 0 miles
Wednesday: 0 miles
Thursday: 1/2 mile
Today: 0 miles
I haven’t ran since Saturday, and that run wasn’t even half of what I wanted to run. I’ve been too sick to run. I tried running yesterday on the treadmill, but only made it 1/2 mile before I had to stop because of a coughing attack. This cold is really taking it’s toll on me.
I think when the cold hit me last week, my running made it worse. Usually I can run when I have a cold and it goes away just as normal. But things aren’t happening as they should this time. My lungs can’t seem to be rid of the crud and my throat keeps getting tickles and sore. The last couple nights I’ve woken up around 1-2 am and had such a bad tickle in my throat and couldn’t stop coughing for 15 minutes or so. It’s getting annoying.
My half marathon is in 2 weeks and I haven’t ran at all this week (aside from .5 miles). I had high hopes for this race, and in fact other races after. I wanted to get another PR (who doesn’t, right?!) and I was in the right direction with my training. But then my knee, my ankle and my cold got in the way. Now it looks like I’ll just be running the half to fulfill my commitment, not to compete.
I was also hoping that my body would be in awesome shape by now and ready to run my brother-in-laws 25K trail race the week after my half and then a redemption marathon at the end of August. NOT.GONNA.HAPPEN.
Everyone has running moments like this. Discouragement. Frustration. And I’m sure I’ll get some, “hang in there” comments, which are great and encouraging, but doesn’t really make up for the fact that I’m bummed and ticked. Oh well! At least I’ve let it out and feel a little better about it.
But I will say, this week that I’ve had to take off because my body (knee, ankle and lungs) can’t handle it is blessing in disguise, or at least I’m hoping it is! It hopefully will give my knee and ankle time to heal and the half actually will be possible, even at a slower pace.
This is a lot of what my week has consisted of. Playing with my boys at the park, but never without a box of kleenex!