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.