October 8, 2013

This week in running: week 4

If this week could be summed up in a word, it would be “sick.” And, not the good kind of sick. The actually sick “sick.” Ugh.


I woke up not feeling great. I thought I’d sleep it off and run later in the evening. I attempted this. I made it 1.5 miles before I had to walk-crawl 1.5 miles home.

1.50 miles


I had grand plans of running 8 miles after work. Problem: I still wasn’t feeling 100%, but I thought I’d give it a shot on the treadmill at the craptastic gym. If I didn’t feel good midway through, at least I was close to home. I made it one mile (one measly mile) before the heat got to me. I called it and headed home. Failure again.

1.0 mile



I finally felt better, and I was able to run a slow 3 miles. The view was nice, and I felt pretty decent considering the previous two days.

3 miles


Due to Running Buddy Lori being injured, she gave me her bib for a race on Saturday. This made Thursday an easy speed work day with the running group to have fresh legs for Saturday.

1.5 miles


I woke up not feeling great (different than earlier in the week). My throat was on fire, I was on fire (temperature-wise), and I had a headache. I shook it off, got ready and headed to the race (I actually don’t feel great a lot of mornings because mornings and I just don’t get along, so I was hoping it was just that … but I really knew it wasn’t). I proceeded to run the worst 10K of my life. Then, I walked the 5K portion of the 15K challenge. Yuck. I spent the rest of Saturday getting sicker with Sunday being spent debating how important drinking liquid or going to the restroom really were … because both involved a 10-foot walk.

RunKeeper's version of my 10K

6.2 miles

Do you try to run while sick? Ever have to cut runs short? Do you panic like me about not being ready for a half marathon in three weeks?


  1. Ugh, ugh, ugh. You poor thing! I hope you start feeling better soon!

    When I get sick, I get REALLY sick, so no. There's no running during those times. It's just not smart for me to do it, and I don't want to end up in worse condition.

  2. I hope you're feeling better. Of course you got sick just in time for a race. I don't run when I don't feel well but I still would have gone to the race too!

  3. Yuck! I hope you are feeling better! There is a lot of gunk going around right now! Take care of yourself!

  4. Oh man! Feel better! I just got over a 2 week mung. It wasn't fun!

  5. Yuck! Hope you're feeling better!! Good for you for even running at all while being sick. I'd just plant myself on the couch. ;)

  6. I have been sick too. But no, I haven't been making mysef run. I did make myself walk a 5k last week. Slowest 5k ever! Tonight I have a fever again. I have a 60mile walk in 9 days so I need to get better!!


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