I survived the weekend and came out the other side feeling much better. My recent bout of sickness culminated Friday with me leaving work early and crashing at home. I thought some fresh air and a slow walk would help, but… Nope… I started out and then headed home and got rest.
The weekend was not restful however. Saturday I went with RS to get a new TV for his room, JR got a new bed and HM got tires for his car. That was just the major parts of the day. I must say, through I wasn’t feeling great, I was better.
Sunday found me running again. I don’t think I went too soon. I felt good, it was a beautiful day and so TJ and I went to the park to run a few miles. I had hoped to get in about 6 or so, but could only manage 4. I still have some congestion in my chest which the run helped, but it also impacted my ability to run further.
So I am 90% better. I don’t want to have a relapse, but I think I am past that. I must say, this was the first time in my memory of the past few years that a cold knocked me down for a week. It was pretty rough overall. I looked so bad on Friday that my boss made me go home early from work. That was a first also.
Today finds me tired, but doing much better. I really want to get back to my running schedule as I have a half marathon in 7 weeks.
By the way,, the weather today is going to be strange here in the deep South. It was in the mid 50’s when I got up. By lunch we will be in the 30’s and by the time I run this afternoon we will be back in the 40’s. All we need is snow to make this a perfect day. 🙂
Good for you! Even if you had to cut if short.
Thanks! Funny how 4 miles seems like so little. 🙂
Just ease back into the miles and listen to your body. You don’t want any set backs, right? It took me a good week and a half before I felt like my lungs were fully cooperating again.
And I’ll take snow over ice any day! Stay warm my friend!
Thank you. I’ll do that. You are correct, I don’t want to go backwards. And yes, snow good… ice bad! You stay warm also. Friday is not far off. 🙂
We have plenty of snow here that I would GLADLY send your way. If you want to come pick some up, it is available for free by the truck load 😉
Ha. I do miss the snow. Memories of playing for hours in Pennsylvania as a kid. Somehow I don’t think I’d like it as much as an adult.
The weather has been bizarre.
Isn’t it funny how a run can help us when we’re getting over being sick?
Totally. It seems to open everything up and get things moving again.
Good to hear you’re on the mend Tom. Hope your back into full swing soon.
Thanks Bernie. It is nice to get back out there!