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!
- 3.5 mile walk; 1:00:29 min; 17:17 min/mi avg.