Sleep has not been my friend these past few days. After Wednesday’s rest day, I had planned to do 4 miles in between work and class on Thursday. I was still exhausted when I woke that morning. We have also had 2 people out sick during the week and numerous sick customers. Not cool. Half way through the day I had a sore throat and a headache. No!
I didn’t feel sick but I didn’t feel well either. I thought long and hard on whether I should run or not. I am so afraid of getting sick right now. I have just over 7 days until City to the Sea. I ran my second half marathon 2 weeks after having the stomach flu. That was hell. I cried at mile 10. I don’t mean little sniffles; I mean balled my eyes out. I was so done. 😦 I am not doing that again, so I chose to rest and not run. My running bag and shoes were on the floor of my passenger seat. I felt like they were judging me on my drive to school. 😦
Friday was more of the same, with an added bonus of waking up at 4AM with a gnarly Charlie horse. Ouch! On top of that work was crazy busy. I spent the day popping Vitamin C and trying to firmly believe in mind over matter. All this led to another rest day. But I had done 3 off in a row before, I would be ok right?
Apparently I can’t count. Checked my nike app this morning and it showed zero miles for October. That hurt. Then I noticed the date, October 5. Wait, what? But I had only had 3 rest days. Then it dawned on me that volleyball on Tuesday may have not been a rest day but it didn’t add any miles either. I hadn’t run in 4 days. Well crap.
My head still ached but I had to get in a few miles. After getting my errands done, laundry done, car cleaned and helping my parents schlep some concrete, I was going to rest for a bit and then head to the gym for some very easy treadmill miles. Yeah, that rest turned into me falling asleep on the floor. Oops. When I woke up I had lost my enthusiasm for the gym. But I changed my clothes, put on my running shoes and headed out the door.
I didn’t go to the gym but instead just ran / walked around my neighborhood. Downside to that is there are a lot of hills. Those were some hard four miles. I was tired and sluggish and just wanted to be done.
But they were run. I actually felt ok after the run. My headache had briefly gone away. It eventually came back but here’s hoping some sleep and a nice relaxing Sunday helps it go away. Maybe with some more easy miles thrown in.
Anyone else having a rough start to the weekend?
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