|My son when he was three|
Nonetheless, that is how I feel after a week of being sick. I have a terrible chest cold. My lungs are full of fluid and I feel like I have been hit by a truck. Now, I am not here to complain. I just wanted to let my friends know that I am ok after not blogging for two weeks. We spent a wonderful week in Disney World, including running Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5k and the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. I promise to tell you all about it very soon--as soon as I feel like I can do the events justice, as soon as the medicine fog I am in has passed.
|Medals the kids will be earning tomorrow!|
There will be no Turkey Trot for me tomorrow. After lots of back and forth, and lots of chatting with my running friends, I have learned something. I have asked almost all the runners I know about running when they are sick. I even asked a Team in Training coach. Everyone has told me the same thing: If your illness is in your head, go ahead and still run. If its below your head--take a break and get better before lacing up. I take this as meaning if you have a runny nose or sinus congestion, its ok to run. If you have stomach problems or chest issues--its time to take a break. While I am not one to take a sick day for any reason, I have decided to listen to all the advice I have gotten and take a running break. Hopefully I will be back up and running very soon!
Now, on to a new question--how do you keep your running endurance when you are sidelined for a while?
A dream is a wish...