I’ve been sick, too sick to run for about 3 weeks. I tried to rest, I tried to rest some more and I tried to run. Being sick, too sick to run is not fun and it makes for sad, woe is me blogging… so I haven’t blogged.
A rough seasonal allergy patch, sore throat, watery eyes, cough, drippy nose turned into a bad cold (with a fever) that led to a double ear infection and a strong antibiotic. All of this has left me barely able to walk around the block (3/4 mile) with the dog without feeling tired/out of breath/sick. Blah!
I am finally starting to feel better and this week I WILL RUN however it will be too little too late for my upcoming Trail Half. I am 99% sure I will have to sit this one out. A big bummer but I’ll have missed a total of 4 weeks training (4 out of the last 5 – if you can even count a taper week as a week) so it would be foolish to run. There will be other races and other medals.
As a slight side note – the protein shakes that I had been drinking just about daily was causing my gastrointestinal disturbances in August. I didn’t have one for 2 weeks, had no symptoms, had one and the symptoms appeared. Upon further research others have had similar issues with the product, it seems to be a sensitivity to some of the ingredients, eek!