The other week I was dealing with some kind of illness. It might have been a combination of both allergies and a cold. The bottom line is whatever I had took an effect of my body that I wasn’t expecting or prepared for.
Coming into this month I was ready to rack up some miles, work on some speed and really turn the corner from a less than desirable winter training season. Then I got sick and my plans went down the drain. I have been exhausted. I’ve struggled to wake up, struggle to run without having the need to stop. My legs have been like rubber. I don’t know if I’m just lazy or if it has something to do with me being sick. I have never felt this tried and drained before.
I’m hoping to push through this bad patch, and I think that I am. My running, has been shorter in distance, have increased in pace by about 10-12 seconds. I’ve tried to run 6miles and struggle to get 4. The end of the last week I have been able to run a little faster and make a 4 mile run.
I have also recently decided that I need to cross training again. I stopped biking and I am trying to start biking again. I am always trying something new, doing something different adjusting to what life throws in my way. A routine never last forever. As soon as everything feels smooth and perfect, it is time to change it up.