So in my excitement of the last week, I somehow picked up some kind of bug that gives me a low grade fever and dizziness when I stand up. Oh, and my eye twitches if I stand for more than 5 minutes. Yesterday morning I thought, "Well, I don't have a huge fever and it's not in my chest so I can run."
I was on tap to do 12 miles and needed a change in scenery. I've recently been running at Rails to Trails with my friend Dawn. Check out the Save our Rails to Trails Facebook page here. This a great little trail about 10 minutes from our house that I had never been to before August. If you live in Savannah, you should really check it out. The view is unbeatable. I'd put up a picture here, but my phone isn't being compatible with my computer right now... Check out the Facebook page, it has pretty pictures too!
Anyways, I had run there every Saturday for 5 or 6 weeks and had 12 on my schedule for yesterday so I decided to head down to Isle of Hope to get it done. I slept in because my throat had felt a little scratchy on Friday and took my temp to make sure I'd be alright. I felt pretty good throughout my whole run... my head was a little "full" at the beginning but I fell into a routine and didn't notice it anymore. Finished my run, went about my day... as the day went on, I started feeling worse and worse. I ended up eating some soup for dinner, drank some NyQuil, and passed out for 12 hours.
I've been feeling better today, just tired. I took the pup for a walk downtown (again, I'd show you a picture of how beautiful downtown Savannah is, but my computer sucks.) and really wanted to run another 4 or 5 miles but kept myself in check and stuck to taking a 2 hour nap and grocery shopping. I've been told as long as your cold is not in your chest and you don't have a fever, you're good to go. After testing that theory, while I felt great during the run, the aftermath has been a pain in the butt. I have been sick for more than a year which makes this even more irritating! Oh well, at least it's not marathon weekend!