Thanks for all the get well wishes. My fever appears to be gone so I got on the treadmill this morning. It was a quickie: 2 miles. It was slow though, the slowest I've run since last February. I can now breathe through my nose but my throat hurts a ton from the deeper breathing needed during running. Is it possible to feel better and worse at the same time? I think so because I do.
I love my running journal. I don't use the on-line trackers that so many use. I have my Monet book that I've been tracking in since 2008 (I didn't track before that). I usually take a line or two to write what is going on or how I'm feeling and then a goal for the run (distance or otherwise). Some entries take up more space and some only have the distance I ran and where it was. I don't worry about punctuation, spelling, or even complete sentences in my entries so they are not always coherent when I go back and read them. It is fun to look back and read about the running and what was going on in life.
I mentioned that I haven't run this slow since February. It was Tuesday, 2/23 to be exact and according to the entry I was still weak/sluggish from the food poisoning I had the weekend before. Here is today's entry:
"Sa 1/22 Have Icky cold, anvil landed on head, body hurts - but fever gone. goal: be able to breathe through nose (aka: clear gunk out) 940AM
2.18 mi, 25 min, 1% inc 2mi @ 5.4mph & cool @ 4mph"
Nothing fancy, but it works for me! When I started running today it really felt like an anvil had landed on my head. Now, it is only on half my head. And, I can breathe through my nose. I consider that progress!