How frustrating! I’ve been sick for 2.5 weeks now. The first week I took off 3 days from training to try to kick it in the butt quickly. Then went back to running/skiing (mostly skiing, actaully) moderately — definitely not doing as much or as hard as I normally do. I started to get better until Friday last week. That’s when the “cough” came on.
Cough, cough, cough… Nights were especially bad. Yuck. Nate hasn’t slept in the same room as me since it came on. The ski race on Sunday didn’t help matters. After that night’s coughing escapade, I took the next three days off.
Last night was the first night where I only woke up once to cough (and I wasn’t even up for an hour! yeah!). Finally, progress!
Needless to say, the last 2.5 weeks of training have been terrible. I’ve gained 5.5 pounds (no joke) and I’m a little nervous about my running base – I hadn’t been doing as much as I’d wanted to already, and now I’m WAY behind. Great feeling. I think I’ll be able to start running tonight (PRAYING that won’t set me back) — just easy miles to start out with. New resolution: get back up to speed! and quickly!