Missed runs

Running this week is just not happening. Sunday I noticed that my lungs/chest was feeling slightly irritated. I have felt similar discomfort after really, really hard runs, but since I hadn’t run very hard on Saturday or Sunday I didn’t know what had caused the irritation. On Monday it was irritation + losing my voice. I managed to finish my injury prevention workout but it felt harder than usual to complete it.

By Tuesday some nasty congestion had settled into my chest and I was running a slight fever. Since then I’ve basically been parked on the couch 24/7. Running is completely out of the question since I can’t even take a deep breath right now without triggering a coughing attack. In addition to the general ickiness that comes with being sick, I am also dead tired. I can not breathe at all when laying down. Even propping myself up on a pillow mountain has not been enough. I need to be sitting if I want to be breathing, which has made sleeping for more than an hour at a time nearly impossible. Little kitty has been providing constant cuddles and comfort while I have been sleeping on the couch. She is a big fan of sleeping on my lap under the blankets.

Soft kitty, warm kitty. Little ball of fur…

It has been a pretty frustrating week since I feel like my training had been going really well and now it feels completely derailed. If this was nose/throat congestion, I’d definitely be out running this weekend. But since it is in my chest, I know that running will just further aggravate my symptoms. I just need to be patient and give myself plenty of time to heal.

Once I start feeling better I will try to figure out how I am going to get back into 5k training. I’m crossing my fingers that I won’t miss much more than a week of training. But whatever happens, it probably won’t be worse than missing the marathon last year, so I’m trying to stay positive and just take things one day at a time.


14 thoughts on “Missed runs

  1. I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well! Hopefully it is “just” a cold and it will pass soon and you won't miss too much training. In the mean time, I hope you have someone around to sing soft kitty to you 🙂


  2. So sorry you're sick! Try not to worry, you're really not going to lose much fitness from one week off, especially if you've been really diligent about your training thus far. Like others have said, you'll probably come back stronger! You may go into your first week back feeling rusty, but you'll also feel fresh and rested from your time off. Feel better soon!!


  3. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear it's been a rough week and you haven't been feeling well. It looks like you have a really good nurse there taking care of you 🙂 I am sure you'll be back to training in no time. The extra rest will probably make you feel like a million bucks on your first run back!


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