Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Astray

Or in the original text by Robert Burns:

The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy.

I’ve been fighting a cough for the last several days and I’m beginning to think it may be bronchitis.  I haven’t had other cold symptoms and the cough has gotten deeper in my lungs.  I’m basically hacking away about every couple of minutes all day long.    Going to be calling the doctor tomorrow on this one.  Grrrrr!!  What does this mean for my training?  I’d say I’m grounded for the time being.  I went to bed last night with the intention of attempting my 5 mile long run, but this morning I decided it was best to not push it.  Especially after reading some peoples horror stories about running with bronchitis and causing major problems.  Even though I feel like I’ve become a slacker because of lack of running the last few months, I know I’ve made the wiser choices regarding running and my health by not pushing it with problems.  My health comes before running plans.  But damn!  can’t I catch a break this year?  

I’m feeling pretty confident that as long as this doesn’t turn into COPD or something else that knocks me out for more than a few weeks, I should still complete the Army 10 Miler without problems.  I was doing great with distance runs back in May and culminated with a 10 mile on June 4th (I looked back and realized I didn’t blog about it.  It was right before we left for vacation).  SO for now I need to focus myself on nursing my lungs and getting back to running condition, then I’ll jump back and adjust my training schedule accordingly.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and good luck to those running the Annapolis 10 Miler this morning!


Lisa said...

Bummer about being sick. But below the neck means you gotta rest.

Andrew Opala said...

Good attitude man!

Hope you are feeling better.