I think they mean EB: Epic Bronchitis.Monday: I felt great after the relay (recap still in process) and took advantage of Maine's lovely weather with another cool run.Why did I move away from this state again? I believe it's called January.
Planned: Rest Actual: 5.25 miles
Sick in bed with lonely running shoes and a cranky Monster by my side. I promise she still has legs.Tuesday-the following Saturday: 12 lovely days of wheezing, sneezing, tissues, and drugs. You know you are really sick when the doctor starts discussing prescriptions before they even examine you. Due to the severity of my breathing issues (I left there the proud owner of a new inhaler among other drugs), my time off from running was longer than I hoped, but I've been trying my best to be patient in recovery, but it's really stressful to be patient when you are less than a month out from your goal race.
But a few good things did happen during my bout of plague!
- I got a killer deal on new running shoes. They were on sale, it was tax free weekend, and I had a coupon. Nothing makes a runner happier except maybe being able to go home and use said running shoes.
- I got a new phone! It was weird to be off the grid for a week. Oddly enough the only thing I really missed was the camera. Don't worry. I'll keep adding in reenactments periodically to keep it interesting.
- We celebrated huge holiday: our 10th anniversary. Through all the ups and downs, it's been an amazing decade and am looking forward to our next 10 years together. We haven't aged or matured since day one.
Oh, did you think I was talking about the Jayhawk?
Day 1 and 10 years later to the day with my favorite sassy bitch.Sunday: Finally ventured out for my first run. It wasn't pretty, but it was running and I got to wear my new shoes. My congestion was more of a problem than I expected as I was audibly wheezing for most of it (the heat and humidity probably didn't help this). My legs felt ok, but it was hard to get going without oxygen. Now to just get my lungs back at it for Snakebite in 3 weeks! Yikes. This could be harder than I hoped. Expect some schedule tweaking in the next few weeks.
Planned: 8 miles Actual: 3.1 miles (8:58/mile)
How was your week? Have you ever battled the demon that is bronchitis?