I feel like a bum for not running this past week. But, at the same time, I say that with with a hacking cough. Sooooooo … it’s kind of warranted, right? Regardless, I just hate being sick. Especially when it’s not something I can easily get over within 24 hours. I guess, I am such a guy in that regard. If it doesn’t fit my schedule, I want rid of it.
But, this past week after running the Big Cottonwood Marathon my legs felt pretty good to start running. I thought about running an easy three on Monday night, but decided not to just to give my legs a little bit more rest. So I moved that plan to Wednesday night. Welp, as soon as I woke up on Wednesday morning I knew I caught something because my throat was scratchy and my energy was just zapped.
Regardless I drug myself to work, but by 11:30 I had had it and my boss just sent me home. I got home and took a four hour nap. Thinking I was going to be okay I was up for about an hour and then promptly fell back asleep for another four hours. Needless to say, I was out sick.
So, I took Thursday off from work and again slept all day. I can now say with confidence that I know what the life of a cat feels like. And, as much as I want a cat, I don’t want to be one by any means. I think I’d make a lousy cat if you want to know …
It wasn’t a cold, but a sinus infection. I hate colds so I was happy with the sinus infection. But, I also developed a cough along with the nostril stuff. I just knew this was going to doom any planned run I had for the week. I didn’t want to make myself even worse by chancing it. This was even after I completated running a half marathon in Sandy on Saturday morning (see, I am crazy).
But, I knew deep down with my anguished soul that one week wasn’t going to kill me. Plus, the next seven weeks are going to be kinda crazy with a bunch of races. I didn’t want to jeopardize those races for a stupid small run (see, I am somewhat logical).
So I didn’t run.
And, I actually slept in until 11am, went to my nephew’s birthday party and then a wedding reception. It was a strange Saturday for me. I can’t remember the last time I slept in on a Saturday? This might have been my first week this year? I couldn’t even tell you?
But, regardless, I am moving on. I am focusing on this week. I am planning on running tonight and Thursday night along with a couple boot camp workouts at my gym and then I have the Huntsville Half Marathon on Saturday. That will the first of 8 races in 7 weeks! I am kind of excited for it. The races are as follows …
- Huntsville Half Marathon, September 27
- St. George Marathon, October 4
- Pink Series Half Marathon, October 11
- SLC Haunted Half Marathon, October 18
- Provo Haunted Half Marathon, October 25
- Howloween Half Marathon, October 25
- The Burn, November 1
- Saltair Half Marathon, November 8
It will be a challenge considering that I have the St. George Marathon and then a double half marathon on October 25th. Luckily, I am sweeping both of them so it shouldn’t be that bad. At least there won’t be a five hour gap between the races like my back-to-back half marathons in July. This should be more manageable.
But, it will be feat for sure. Something I am looking forward to doing. But, for now I’m taking another cough drop …
Total Mileage Breakdown for 20142014 Training Miles – 489.5 miles 2014 Walking Miles – 114.0 miles 2014 Race Miles – 320.1 miles 2014 Total Miles – 923.6 miles Monthly Total Miles for 2014 January – 100.0 miles February – 100.0 miles March – 130.0 miles April – 140.5 miles May – 108.65 miles June – 83.3 miles July – 93.75 miles August – 118.2 miles September – 65.05 miles