Being “injured” (or whatever’s wrong with me) and not being able to run during his crazy, uncertain time is hard. I’m still getting in some miles – but it’s not as much as I would like at this time. Here’s to hoping next week will be better!
Here’s a look at this week’s runs:
Sunday: 6.17 miles running outside
Monday: 3 mi walk
Tuesday: 4 mi walk
Wednesday: 3.75 mi walk
Thursday: 4 mi walk
Friday: 4.1 mi walk
Saturday: 3.2 miles running (slowly!) outside
Total: 28.22 miles
Sunday was one of my first runs since I had the flu that felt actually good! I was so happy to be outside. Even if it was seasonably chilly, it was great to be out and running. It was also my longest run in 5 weeks – since I was sick!
I woke up Monday with an awful pain. I had been having chest pains since the flu and on Monday when I woke up it was mostly centered on the right hand side and made it painful to touch, breathe too deeply, lay on it, etc. Just what I need now, right?
I wasn’t sure what brought it on, etc. but I didn’t want to risk running, so I walked on the treadmill. And I did the rest for the rest of the week, walking for about an hour or so each day and watching some trashy Netflix. What is that? I’m watching Insatiable, which is pretty ridiculous, and exactly what I need to take my mind off everything going on.
I did get in a short, slow run on Saturday. I couldn’t help it – it was nearly 60 degrees and I saw people out there in shorts, so when the kiddos were eating lunch, I took a short run. I could feel the pain in my chest while I was running, but it wasn’t bad the rest of the day. So, we’ll see where we end up this week.
Some questions for you:
- Have you ever had pain in your chest after having the flu/coughing? Not sure if I pulled a muscle, or what is going on.
- Are you doing anything different for exercise during this time?