Today was an unwanted day of rest. No, I didn't oversleep, and no I didn't injure myself. My son was sick last week, and my wife is currently sick, and yes, I am catching that bug...... with less than two weeks to race day!
I noticed that I was starting to catch this bug on Sunday. I woke up at my normal time and ran my scheduled 4 miles yesterday morning. My chest burned for the first mile of my run, but after that felt fine. Throughout the day yesterday it was painfully apparent that this bug had found me. All kinds of precautions had not been enough, so now I find myself in combat mode. So, on to why today is a rest day....
I fought with this notion last night that maybe I should just take today off, and sleep in a little bit, and let my body rest so my body had some extra energy to fight this bug. I quickly shut that down, and set out all my stuff for my scheduled 4 miles this morning. How could I let a little stuffy nose stop me from getting my 4 miles in? Yes, I confess, I am obsessed.
Well, morning came, and so did the 4:10 alarm clock. I started to get up and get ready for the run when I thought... what am I trying to prove? If my body needs a little rest, why not give it to it? I am completely ready for this race, taking a day off will not hurt me at all, and I am sick! I changed the alarm to 5:15 and went back to sleep..... or I tried. Yes, I did get another hour of rest, although I laid there half asleep thinking I should have gotten up and gone running. Yes, I am obsessed. I know it was the right thing to do, but it was so hard to do.
I am now trying to think of anything I can do to get this cold out of my system before it turns into a sinus infection. With less than two weeks to race day, this is going to be a challenge. I have been looking forward and training for this race for so long to end up not being able to run it because I am sick.