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…after 9 days


I’ve been out of commission the past 9 days.

After a great 10 miler on Mags (~8,000 feet elevation), I was immediately put on a diet of Ricola cough drops and hot tea. Much to my chagrin, the “plague” stayed respiratory, which meant no running. Typically, I’m fine running with a head cold, but anything in my chest and my lungs are pleading for air. I tried a couple of games of tag with my students, but no luck. Every day that went by was a knife digging a little bit deeper.

I’ve grown ridiculously antsy. While my weekends are typically spent on a long run, on a trail, this one was spent on the couch. It wasn’t fun. And, naturally, I haven’t felt much like writing.

So, finally, after 9 long days without running, I went for an easy 4 miler yesterday.

It’s amazing how much you loose in 9 days. I don’t know if the fact that I’m not fully recovered is playing into this feeling of loss, but I was not breathing normally. It may take some time to get back into it. Here it goes…


2 thoughts on “…after 9 days

  1. I’m feeling some of your pain. I picked up a bug over the weekend. I’m hacking up loads of phlegm and my nose keeps leaking. No bueno. Hope you feel better and get back out on the road soon.

  2. You are still sick which is why you can’t breathe. You haven’t lost any fitness at all. You are just resting your legs and they will love the break

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