Not the good kind. Last week I was bitten by not only the cold bug but the injury bug too. It couldn’t have come at a worse time. A week ago Sunday, was on a running cloud….I think I hit 25 miles the week before including the long run on Sunday….
But Monday I started feeling my throat close up and it went downhill from there. I took tons of Dayquil and Nightquil and willed it go away. Maybe in my medicated state, I might have turned funny and I could feel my back tweak just so. It’s so crazy…you can run tons of miles, you can lift heavy weights but it’s when you reach back to answer your phone at work that does it. What is that?!
I took the queues and hung up the shoes for the week. I didn’t get to ride Bike MS either which I was really bummed about. I had been fundraising for months. I was so looking forward to sporting this jersey. Oh well, our Jail and Bail was a success.
I’m trying to take it all in stride. I’ve said to myself more times than I can count “when it rains it pours” but the timing stinks. And if there’s a silver lining to all this, I definitely spent more time with the munchkins.
My momentum was at an all time high, my endurance was building nicely and WHAM!
So now that my back is starting to limber up again, I’m going to start off slow AGAIN, and find my way back to big miles. My fall halfs are just around the corner.
Want to come run with me?
- You can run Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis on October 16th – Use code MomsLRB for $15 off.
- You can run St. Louis Track Club Half on November 6th (my birthday) – Use code MomsLRB for 10% off