Maybe this post should be called “The Uninspired Life”
I haven’t had much inspiration with my blog or running or life in general lately. I have been trying to figure out if it was overtraining or a nutrient that I have been missing or something else. This is one reason I reduced my running to 19 miles last week compared to almost a 50 mile average week for the month of June. I also had been really sore so I thought now was as good a time as ever to rest.
Yesterday was dreadful. I woke up at 2:30AM and couldn’t go back to sleep. I was grumpy and angry at the world.
I had a thought. I have been suffering for some time with congestion in my sinuses. Also a couple of weekends ago I had non-stop headaches. Last week I had a sore throat for a few days and Sunday I had a really bad headache. I never get headaches. I remember my family physician telling me once that a sinus infection can “hide” and a person my not really know that they have one other than tiredness and fatigue. So, I decided to go to my ENT and get checked out.
Guess what? I had a sinus infection.
He gave me a steroid shot, an antibiotic shot and a prescription. I feel so much more human today. I am alert (I’m sure the shots didn’t hurt in that area) and I am feeling so much better.
I took yesterday off from running as Monday is my normal off day. Even though I have only run once since Thursday, I figured I should get another day of rest in before picking things back up. I have been dreading my running for a couple of weeks. I guess my sinus infection had just worn my body down to the ground and I couldn’t get the energy to enjoy basic things, let alone run.
Today, Lord willing, I start a 45 mile week. I really want to try for 15 miles for my long run this weekend. I had hoped to do that 2 weeks ago, but just couldn’t. Hopefully things will be different this week.
Funny how something so little can have such a big effect on running and life.
I still don’t know how my running will go this week, but at least I am looking forward to it for the first time in almost a month.