So, I still suck. But I’m also afflicted.
I put in a good walk with my sons this weekend. We went and walked a nice trail for a couple miles. The first mile was all uphill, so it was something better than sitting on my butt. And truthfully, the walk did wonders for my motivation. The whole time we were walking this (new to me) trail, I was thinking about how great a spot for running it was. There were lots of runners on the trail too, who apparently felt the same way.
And then I got sick again.
At this point I feel pretty darn disgusted. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired, as the saying goes. This time it actually knocked me out of work for two days. Tests showed that it’s not a relapse of pertussis, nor is it strep throat (as the doc feared). It’s just some bug that’s running amok in this area. It seems like I haven’t been able to go for more than a month or so this year without being infected with something. I can’t recall ever having a year like this before, where I just seem to come down with every infectious disease that invades this area. The longest stretch of health was when I started running this year, and that only lasted until my recent entanglement with pertussis. Gah!
But the weather here is turning beautiful (I love fall), and I’m really looking forward to getting back to running on something resembling a schedule. I’m back at work today, and feeling slightly better than I did the last several days. Hopefully this thing will pass quickly and I can get movin’ again.