I elected not to write for the entire week I was sick — what more could I say about where I was at physically? Besides taking on some whiny tone (which, believe me, I reached that point several times), I rested and recuperated. I squeezed in a visit to the doctor yesterday. Of course, I was already feeling better by then, but she said that everything looked well and just to continue easing back into things.
Note: I wore my workout clothes to the doctor. She eyed me a bit suspicously.
After receiving my flu shot (hooray!), I was off to the YMCA for some cardio. The doctor advised me to start at approximately 50% of what I normally did. I rode the stationary bike for 20 minutes and then hopped onto the treadmill for a 30 minute run/walk combo. I did manage to run 1.5 miles at a 10:30 pace. Honestly, I felt good. I expected a bit more push back from my body, as in times past. Luckily, I have not experienced any major respiratory distress/infection as I normally do (thank you, Advair). I hope that continues.
Today I’m resting per both my schedule and my own internal struggle on not going too hard, too early and relapsing. I’m looking forward to jumping back into the Bull City Running Fullsteam Run Club tomorrow night and a light workout in the morning with some weights.
Just call me the Comeback Kid (kudos to Brett Dennen).