Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Fear The Queen
I'm about ready to chop this thing off. I'm in week three and I still don't feel right. The coughing fits have now started in the morning, when I hack up whatever dripped down into my lungs overnight. I'm still going through boxes of tissues and probably getting dehydrated from blowing my nose. I know it's not the environmentally friendly way to do it, but I have never been a good snot rocket blower, so I don't even try. I'd get it on me for sure.
Today I tried running in the killer wind, it was blowing about 30 miles an hour with stronger gusts and a bitter wind chill. We only got a tailwind for about 100 meters of each lap. Killer crosswinds and then running into the wind was like running straight uphill. It was Tuesday track at noon and four of us showed up. I missed the last few weeks. All I wanted to do today was run longer for time than I have yet, and I did succeed. I ran a total of 42 minutes. Yesterday I ran a wimpy 2.6 miles in over 30 minutes. That's after running only a total of 5.6 miles in the prior two weeks.
So much for my plan to start up training after winter solstice. Looks like I might have to push it back to the first day of spring. I hope I feel better by January 1st!