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I had a planned week off to start the new year, then it turned into three. At the end of week one I got whacked by the flu. I’ve never been so sick in my adult life. Possibly my whole life, but my health records prior to age 20 are locked away somewhere. Usually the flu, or a bad cold, or whatever it is, comes and goes in 24 hours. And it’s been at least 10 years since my last known sickness. This one wiped me out for a solid 4 days. Then coughing for an additional 3.

After a week off and gallons of water and tea, I tried a three mile run, which totally exhausted me and brought on a two day coughing fit. So I took another week off. I was feeling really good last week, so I did a back-to-back with 4 miles Thursday and 2 on Friday. Not too shabby, but a few more lingering bits got coughed up over the weekend. This morning’s 6 miles were blissful. Nothing beats the warm, sore quads and hamstrings or the stiffness in the calves and ankles when returning after some time off. 15 miles for the month so far.

I think we’re back to normal after the longest stretch of physical stagnation I’ve had in quite some time. Despite feeling awful, it was a nice recharge. The brain was starting to grow cobwebs as well. The achey, fevery stuff made it painful to just read a book. This got frustrating for a bit, but maybe it’s good to unplug the mind a little sometimes, too. Overall, a good time to make me vulnerable and remind me to be thankful in healthy times every time I step out the door.

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Oh! I ran through my coughing, fever, phlegm, congestion weeks. It was awful. So much better now that I'm breathing better even if my nose is still a bit stuffy.

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The plague(s) is going around. Glad you feel better. It just didn’t feel right waking up and not seeing 

heel drops.........

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The cold/flu going around this year is an especially nasty one (personal experience of extreme coughing fits and not being able to breathe after finishing a run one day).  Glad to hear you are over it and back to running!  Hopefully, anyone that has been healthy thus far avoids it the rest of the season!

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15 hours ago, ocrunnergirl said:

The plague(s) is going around. Glad you feel better. It just didn’t feel right waking up and not seeing 

heel drops.........

I may even do some planks

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9 hours ago, CompulsiveRunner said:

Lousy way to start the year. Hope it's all behind you now.

I thought it was a good reason to avoid the resolutionists at the gym, but I don't do gyms.

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Glad you're on the mend.

Been a nasty bug this season, I'm doing everything I can to avoid the flu like the plague. Wait, I don't think that's right... 

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