Sunday, February 12, 2012

Post-Flu Miles

My hubbie was sick with the flu for almost a week. Last Wednesday night, I came down with it. I wasn't too worried about it though because I couldn't remember the last time I had a gastrointestinal flu last more than 24 hours and thought SURELY with all my fitness prowess that I would be over it within a day.

Wrong. I was sick several days. So sick, that I laid on the couch for two days watching shows I would have never watched. By the way, how did Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills make it for two seasons?

Last night I went to bed with a slightly crampy stomach, but feeling halfway decent. This morning I woke up after only 8 hours of sleep feeling better. I felt like I could run my missed Saturday 2 mile run so I got dressed, stood up, and felt dizzy. Oops. Drank more fluids (banana/strawberry juice) and tried again an hour later. Why push it? Because I just didn't want to keep falling further behind in my training after missing the 12 days due to the knee.

GOOD:  I finished the two miles. My knee felt good the entire time with only the merest smallest teensiest tingle in the last quarter mile.

BAD:  What a battle it was. I was only running a 13.02 minute pace and it felt like I was running a 9 minute pace. Had to really work at focusing on form so my knee wouldn't get sloppy in the exertion. This was the longest 2 miles I have run in ages. I slowed in the 7th quarter (only) which reduced my overall pace to 13:20.

SUMMARY: Wish it hadn't been so hard, but I am glad I did it. I am proud I did it. Two miles closer to my goals.  YAY ME!!!

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