Yesterday I did a total of 6 miles, and it went pretty well. I kind of sorta jogged the first half, but it was a little bit faster than a jog. I also kind of planned out a route, but I am still learning the streets a little bit, so I’m not sure if I was totally accurate. I ran for 26 minutes on the way out, and walked and stretched for a minute or two, and planned to run hard on the way back. I did that, and got kind of gassed out after about 16 minutes, so I stopped and caught my breath for a minute, and finished up in about 23 minutes. So, the way back was 3 minutes faster than the way out (math!). It was a good workout.
Today I had to go back to the doctor, and they put me on different medication and gave me an inhaler. He told me that my lungs are really congested, and that I am wheezing and didn’t even notice it. The doctor told me that I can’t run until I’m better, which is a bummer. It sucks to have to take time off, but tonight thunderstormed anyway. I’m really dedicated to putting miles in, but I guess it will have to wait. I am definitely going to take off until at least the weekend and give my body a chance to actually get better because the coughing fits have been insane. I really want to get back into shape as quickly as possible so I can start churning out harder workouts, but I’d just be digging myself in a deeper hole if I don’t let myself get over whatever it is that I have. (Probably SARs, or bird flu)
Alright, so unfortunately I’ll be back in a few days. See ya.