I hate coughing. The last few days I’ve been coughing so much that I keep giving myself a headache!
Yesterday I had to put an end to it all. I decided to stop being sick. Even though I still have a (dry) cough I packed up my gym bag with every intention to go running after work. I took my last antibiotic pill in the morning and willed myself to just feel better already.
Of course I’m not crazy enough to think that just wanting to be better made me better, but it did give me the oomph I needed to hit up my favorite path after work!
Have I mentioned how much I really like my Garmin Vívoactive? Because I really do! I love that it tracks my steps and acts as my running GPS. I especially love that I can manage my music on the run right from the watch AND that I get my text messages and emails right on it too!
This is what your steps will look like if you’re sick for a week and then finally go for a 30 minute run!
^ Saturday I was SUPER sick and didn’t wear my watch at all. It wouldn’t have tracked anything anyway because all I did was sleep!
Yesterday’s 30 minute run wasn’t world record breaking or anything – but it’s a decent indicator of where I’m at right now. My lungs aren’t in the best shape from all this coughing and my legs aren’t in the best shape from all this rest. It is what it is — and more importantly it can only get better from here!
Later this month I’ll start training for Chicago (with the help of a new coach)!
Now that my hips feel strong, stable and pain free and now that I’m kicking bronchitis to the curb, I hope that I can really get back into the daily running groove I was so solidly in last year. It’s been so long now since I’ve consistently run five or more days a week that I almost feel like the runner part of my identity has slipped away.
Instead of being a runner I feel like I’m just someone who can run and who does so infrequently – I don’t like that. Being a runner is a part of my identity that I am really proud of and I want to feel that pride again.
I also want to take MANY more running selfies over the next few months! Haha
Sorry I’ve been MIA while resting up from this cold the last couple of days. Catch me up – what’s going on?!
Are you racing this weekend? Any other fun plans?
If you use an activity tracker, what’s your daily goal?