Thursday, November 10, 2011
Round 12: Let The Infection Begin
Friday I woke up early and felt surprisingly good. The cold was in my upper respiratory area and my head, so I thought maybe I could just help burn it right out with an easy few miles. The cold air helped open my sinuses and I could breathe again!! I came home and stretched, did a short leg workout before hitting the shower. I drank more airborne and added in some chicken broth and juice.
I had Saturday and Sunday off so I figured I'd be fine by Monday and would return to work albeit in a mask, just to ensure my patient's safety from me and my germs. However, by Friday night I was worse than ever and I crawled back into bed, miserable. I started fretting about having to call off on Monday and what about Chicago and my race the following weekend? Would I even be well enough to go, let alone run? Worst of all, I had wanted to do another long run before D-day and that would now be impossible. I was going to be forced to start my taper early.
Saturday and Sunday I spent all my time between bed and the couch, trying to rest and praying I would get better. Sunday night came and I called staffing for the second time, reporting I was still sick -- DAMN!!
Finally, on Tuesday I felt a sense of normalcy and returned to work (with my mask on, of course). I still felt a little ragged and run down, but I was hoping the worst had past and I was on the up and up.
Fri: 5.0 miles (8:17/mile -- my legs felt awesome with all the time off and cool temps, even with my head stuffed)
Total: 5.0 miles