Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Saturday night, my throat felt a little scratchy. Then Sunday, it felt a little worse and I started coughing. By Monday morning when I woke up, my throat was killing me, I was coughing consistently, and my nose was a bit drippy. My Twitter friends gave me lots of suggestions for home remedies and I tried them all day Sunday. I took two aspirin for the throat pain, then headed into jury duty with a bunch of zinc throat lozanges.
Here we are on Wednesday and my throat is still a bit sore (fine yesterday, woke up today in pain so took another aspirin), coughing WAY more than ever, and still a bit of a drippy nose. It has not been a fun week and I've had jury duty everyday. In my county, jury duty lasts a week.
What am I nervous about? I start training for The Love Run half marathon on Monday! I have it all scheduled out and it's pretty aggressive. Typical week:
Monday: x mile run (starts at 2 and moves up to 5 by the end); core; spin class
Tuesday: 30 min TRX class; 30 minute easy bike
Wednesday: 30 min treadmill run; PiYo Strength
Saturday: Long run (length depends on week, first week 4 miles)
I feel like crap and can't go more than 5-10 minutes without coughing. How am I going to start this aggressive training plan on MONDAY????? Seriously, if you have any ideas, I am totally open to them. I'm scared if I don't start this coming week I'll be completely screwed. I know, I know. A few days won't kill me overall, especially in the first week, but I need to start training off on the right foot. Help!