Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Zeros Lead to Appreciation

I've had 4 zero run days. I anticipate a few more.  I've been sick with some kind of chest cold. Anyway, the cold has me crippled for running. I'm tired and unmotivated. I barely make it to work. In the end, this will be a good thing for me and my running.  I already appreciate being healthy and fit. When it's taken away, you appreciate what you had before! I'll be more cognizant of pushing too hard in the future. I'm pretty sure I ran three hard days in a row and that got my immune system down. Enter virus and illness. Thursday night tempo run, Friday morning hill repeats, and a Saturday long run did me in. Too much. Hopefully this short time away from running will bring renewed optimism and motivation. If nothing else, I'll be appreciative of my health going forward. Dang that little virus!


janak said...

Hope you feel better soon. My experience is that you shouldn't over stress your body. Illness, fever, body aches etc. already show signs of body under stress. You don't want to add to it by running. Listen to your body. If you feel fine, go out for a long walk, with occasional spontaneous short (10 to 20 seconds) runs interspersed during the walk. Increased blood circulation by such physical activity aids in healing. Do this daily while recovering from illness. When you have recovered, do very easy runs for first week.

Chris Ⓥ said...

Thanks Janak. I agree. So do my doctors.