“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Road to Recovery

It started out with a throat tickle Friday morning that graduated into a full-on cough by Friday afternoon.  My Saturday at the office was not a pleasant experience.  I made a quick stop at Walgreens on the way home to stock up on every cold & flu medication and cough drop ever made, then headed home to ensconce myself in bed and wait it out.  I emerged from my cocoon yesterday morning, feeling relatively normal - still coughing, but no longer had a fever, chills, and body aches, so I went back to work.

I was worried about missing my scheduled 5 mile run on Saturday, and had 4 miles planned for yesterday, but I knew I wouldn't be up for running so soon.  However, I was itching for some activity after 3 days in bed, so last night I put on my gear and headed out for a walk around the trails, knowing I could easily turn back if I got overtired.  I actually managed to get 3.5 miles in - all walking - at a decent pace, so all was not lost!  I'm going to do the elliptical tomorrow, taking it easy, then depending on how I feel Thursday see if I can ease back into some running intervals.  I'm just pleased to (literally) be back on the road to recovery!

Tuesday's stats:
  • 3.5 mile walk; 1:00:29 min; 17:17 min/mi avg.

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