Saturday, May 19, 2012

Plauge and Obsession.

Picture tissues on one side and Nike Frees on the other.
I'm sick.

Not really-really sick, though - more like annoyingly-can't get rid of sick. Ever since the kids and I went swimming last week, I've had this annoying dry cough/congestion thing going on.

I feel like absolute shit in the mornings and at night, but through the better part of the day, I'm fine. I actually feel my best when I'm running or at the gym. Once I start to get my sweat on, my body just clears up and feels great - it's not until after I stop that everything feels smothered again.

While I think the best thing to do would be to run forever, everyone is telling me to just slow down and rest.

I'm taking their advice for today.

As nice as it is outside, I'm not going to run. I'm going to do some stuff with the kids, let them play in the yard, and just relax and do nothing more strenuous than laundry.

Why laundry, you ask?

Because my running gear is in there, and I need it for tomorrow.*

It's a twisted kind of balance, but it works for me.


*Tomorrow is my last Maintenance Program Long Run. Marathon Training starts Monday!


  1. I hope you feel better. I've had the same thing all week and it's lingering around like an annoying ex. As much as it sucks, rest today will likely make your run tomorrow that much better.

  2. I hope you feel deserve a rest day!