Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On bronchitis and training

I've now been coughing deeply for 10 days.  Six days of antibiotics so far.  Seven days of impaired or no training.  This morning, I didn't join my running friends and instead took a nap.  The nap felt good - it was the right thing to do.  But, immediately, I started to question why I didn't run today.  Was it truly the bronchitis?  Or have I suddenly given up all training - lost the desire and the joy of a good run for good?  What a terrifying thought! 
No...it was six degrees out, a negative windchill, and I've learned that you can't rush the healing of your lungs.  I'm just getting slightly smarter every year.

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