Just as I thought the sickness had left our house, I got a sore throat and chest congestion. It was the worst thing ever and there were times I thought I would never breath normally again. I suffered for over 5 days and finally was able to breath normally again a few days ago. I wasn't totally knocked out like Brian was (thank goodness) but with the chest congestion, there was no way I could run and so I resigned myself to my longest streak of off days in over a year.
It was what my body needed. Plus the weather was horrible. A cold front blew in last week and we had snow. Not a lot of snow but there were flurries falling from the sky and it put me in no mood to be outside.
It feels like the last two weeks have just been a dream. Before Brian got sick, we were planning to go to Boston. Unintentionally I had scheduled a trip to visit my college roommate on the weekend of the Boston marathon. We hadn't planned to be at the race on Monday, but I had really wanted to spectate.
|The closest I have been to the Boston finish line|
So that has been the last two weeks for me. Nursing my husband back to health and then just trying to keep myself alive last week. All in the midst of watching the sport I love attacked. It felt like I was in a fog for most of the week. Partially unbelieveing that something like that happened and then feeling so helpless because I couldn't even run when I most wanted to.
But it feels like I am back now and feeling pretty good except for this lingering cough. Hopefully in another few days that will be gone too.
This morning I had plans to get back into the groove of morning running. It had been 3 weeks since I had run at 5am and even though the forecasted temperature was 30F, I thought I would definitely get out for a run before work. 30F in spring is wayyy different than 30F in winter, right? Well seems I can't force myself to run in cold weather anymore. I just have no desire to bundle up and I am so ready for warm weather. I am so ready to wear shorts all the time.
So the lunch run has returned this year and although it is tough to slip out in the middle of the day, it feels so good to run in the sunshine instead of the dark. It is a great way to break up the day and get some fresh air and exercise.
I am only running once during the week at Lunch and it usually happens to be Mondays but its a nice change from the dark mornings. I am hoping to get back to morning runs this week - lets hope I can pull myself out of bed at 5am.