I’m out for the LOVE Run this coming Sunday. While this pissed me off last week – mostly because I ran the inaugural race last year and wanted to do it each year – I’m OK with it now.
The past 10 weeks have been rough. I won’t bore you with details but I’ve been sick. A lot. An URI in January, food poisoning/stomach bug (can’t say for sure) a few weeks later, another stomach bug 3 weeks later, and now currently bronchitis. If I told you I was a person that rarely got sick, would you believe me?!
My running has been up and down. I would hit 35-40 miles on a good week when I was feeling better, then tank the next week with 20-25 miles when I was sick again. I’m still amazed at how well MAF training was going through all these up and downs. I was still making some progress (and very grateful for slow, easy runs when I wasn’t 100%).
But bronchitis was the final straw. Bronchitis sucks in general. But bronchitis + asthma really sucks. It has taken up residence in my lungs for the past 2+ weeks. Two rounds of antibiotics and 2 rounds of steroids and I’m finally feeling better. Although the steroids make me feel all Jessie-Spano-I’m-S0-Excited (I’m seriously jumping out of my own skin), today is my last day of them.
So I didn’t run for 2 weeks. Two weeks!!! Doesn’t mean that I didn’t try…twice. I made it a 1/2 mile and coughed my head off.
reunited this past weekend
I did begin running again this past weekend and it feels amazing. Nothing like 2 weeks off to revive the legs and mind! But it’s slow going. I’m still MAF training, but with the Jessie Spano ‘roids, it’s tough to keep my heart rate down. I know this is temporary though and each day will get a lot easier.
I did contemplate doing the LOVE Run as a MAF training run but I just can’t put myself through that. It would be such a stupid move. I need to get healthy and ease back into running – 2 weeks off, 2 weeks (at least) back on.
I hate whiny posts (and I hope this doesn’t come across as whiny…it was meant to be an update) so I’ll end on some positive notes ~
- I’m not injured. I’m back running. I’ll get my fitness back and I’ll be fine for the Fall (at least 1 marathon on tap, if not 2!).
- With the exception of a low-grade fever and minor cold, Fiona escaped all of these illnesses. Even the stomach bug. It was impressive.
my immune system rocks
Good luck to everyone running LOVE this weekend! It looks like awesome weather (better than last year!). Enjoy.