Yesterday I was supposed to run a Virtual 5K with the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. My body had other ideas. Starting around Jan 1 I came down with the sniffles. The sniffles got worse and worse and started moving into my chest. I pushed through my workouts, being careful not to irritate my exercise-induced asthma. By this past Thursday I was coughing hard. I barked like a seal all night on Friday, finally giving in to some cold meds so I could get some sleep. This didn't leave me feeling very strong yesterday (heck, standing up in the shower made me a bit dizzy because I was so tired) I rested yesterday and took my Vitamin D and C. I actually had a good sleep last night and didn't cough. So, today, to show my support for The Sisterhood who has been with me through all of my ups and downs, I got on my treadmill and did 3.52 miles (5.66K) with a little help from my embarrassing play list (Weird Al and Hanson, anyone?) and my salbutamol inhaler.
In the interest of full disclosure, I was also quite inspired by Jim Carrey's recent apperance on the Jimmy Fallon show, where he did his entire interview from a treadmill.
I am SO bummed I couldn't run with everyone else yesterday, but today I stopped the pity party, laced up my shoes and just kept on going.