Monday, August 31, 2009

Missed Opportunity

The weather looked gorgeous for a nice long 18 mile run this weekend. That is the mileage I was supposed to encounter. However, I didn't get anywhere close. In fact, I completed 0 miles this weekend and instead felt like I was going to lose a lung in the coughing spells that took over my days. Needless to say, I didn't leave the house much this weekend. Although I did try to take Duke for a walk later in the day Sunday when I thought I was feeling better--that ended in some icky coughing spells in which I was trying to control Duke (a strong German Shepherd) and my own body at the same time.

Anyways, if there is one lesson that can be learned from all of this, it would be to take the extra rest day early on rather than have to miss an entire weekend due to major coughing. I went to see the doc at MinuteClinic on Sunday and she told me that I should take some Claritin. So far that has made me extremely tired and somewhat stopped the crazy coughs. I'm hoping that I can get a run in tonight. We are only 5 weeks away from the Twin Cities Marathon and I need to get some runs in!

2 comments:

Ray said...

Rachel,
I welcome you to add a link to your Running Blog at a new
directory website I created. It will help you get more visitors!

http://www.RunningMyRaces.com

I started running 8 years ago thru Arthritis Foundation and have now run 16 marathons.
Happy running!

Ray
http://www.RunMarathonMan.com

Irish Cream said...

Aw, I'm sorry you had to miss out on the long run this weekend, but you did the smart thing. I hope you feel better soon, girl!