Things were actually going pretty well with running…and then I got sick. Of course.
I had a tickle in my throat Saturday night, which progressed a bit on Sunday. A bit worse on Monday but I still got my run in. Same for Tuesday, but still got my run and spin in. Then Wednesday hit, a bit worse. Then Thursday hit…bad enough that I went in late to work. I’m officially down for the count with a cold and don’t see any running happening until I improve a bit.
It stinks, but it is what it is. I just want to get better ASAP and since it’s COLD as anything here, maybe staying inside isn’t a terrible idea.
What stinks is that I was just thinking about how lucky I’ve been to not get sick. I had way too many colds in the late fall/early winter, and was really happy to have finally shaken those germs. I suppose I should just be thankful that I was healthy for all my travelling. I just hate it because I was always the person who never.got.sick. What happened???
In other news…I got new sneakers and am LOVING them! I also got new orthotics (from the sneaker store) because I was tired of paying $500 for my fancy podiatrist made inserts that my insurance didn’t cover. So far so good and I’m psyched!!
These are the Saucony Triumph ISO. One word to describe them would be “cushy”.
I went in to my go-to sneaker store with my Brooks Glycerines (which I bought to run in and proceeded to do everything but run in them). I told the woman that I was OK with new another Glycerine but would also be open to other suggestions. She showed me the Triumph and after trying them on a thousand different ways (right food, left foot, my orthotic, new orthotic, etc….) I decided to go with the Triumph.
Granted I haven’t run much, but so far I’m LOVING them!
And now before I go I will paint a picture for you of my on my run on Monday…think of it like a bedtime story…
It was a mild day, maybe 40s or low 50s, but I had a cough, so I needed to make sure my mouth/throat were covered. I put on pants and a tank top and then threw on a windbreaker jacket. Because my ears are apparently very sensitive to wind, I then put my headband on over my ears. And then because of my cold, I but a Buff on and pulled it up over both my mouth and my nose. And voila, I was ready to run….or rob a bank. As your last visual, I saw a few others out running in capri pants and tank tops…and then there was me. I’m nothing if not cautious! 🙂