Monday, June 27, 2011
Sick or Allergies?
I've been feeling crappy the last 4-5 days. I even took 2 full days off from running...but it didn't help. I still feel tired, lethargic, and "not quite right" in the head and lungs. Friends might say I'm never quite right in the head...but I'm talking about being sort of stuffed up and congested. Not a full-blown cold...just "not quite right." I took an Alavert this morning and will continue to do so the rest of this week. If it's allergies that are bugging me, I should feel better after a day or two. If it's something more, then I'll probably have full symptoms in a day or two. Or maybe my body will fight it off and I'll be fine by mid-week. I skipped the 5-hour trail run with the Kennekuk Road Runners this past weekend...and that was a good choice. That tough Clear Pond trail would have killed me! I'm planning on consistent, easy runs this whole week. Nothing too long, nothing too fast. I did 3 miles on the treadmill this morning...and I felt rather lousy. Hope the allergy medication helps. I'd like to get in a few long runs in the next 4-6 weeks. Howl at the Moon 8-Hour race is less than 7 weeks away. Easy 5 mile runs aren't going to get me ready to run for 8 hours in the summer heat and humidity!