It’s official – the “I’m not feeling too great this week/nausea/exhaustion/stuffy head/itchy throat” thing has turned into a full blown cold.
Boston was beautiful yesterday – 68 degrees and sunny! I HAD to take advantage and decided to do my 5 miles outside after work. I don’t know if it was just my “sickness” or the fact that the reservoir area near my house resembled the ocean the waves were so high, I didn’t have my best run. I couldn’t finish. Well…I don’t know if I couldn’t finish, I just didn’t want to. I gave up. For the first run all training, I gave up at 4.3 miles, .7 miles short of what I had planned. The wind was brutal and I just wasn’t into it. Maybe I should have listened to Bernie and rested. But 68 degrees in Boston in early March=I’m running. Sorry.
After 5 minutes of beating myself up over it, I moved on. I didn’t feel good and needed to rest. I spent the rest of the night laying down on the couch watching the food network and nursing a bottle of orange juice. Party!
This weekend, I plan on taking it easy. I’m resting tonight, going to drink lots of fluids, and sleep! Tomorrow all my friends are going on a bar crawl all over Boston that we did last year. I’m sad I’m not participating, but I know that I’ll run better next weekend for it.
Sunday is my final long run before the race. Since I’ve gone completely off schedule for all long runs for the last couple weeks, my roommate Steph and I plan on doing a taper long run on Sunday of 8 miles. I hope that this cold stays all above the neck so that I can run. Then taper week!
Have you ever quit during a run? How do you deal with being sick? (I’m the worst sick person ever – I always wish my mom would appear with soup and a blanket.)