So after being sick last week, I got a few runs in - and promptly caught my daughter's horrific cold...again.
That either means I wasn't as better as I thought, or my immune system is in a bad spot. I normally don't get sick much, but it's possible that piling an ultra on top of a marathon was more physically demanding than I thought, according to my husband. Personally, I think I was overdue to get sick and I am just glad it happened after the big races. To show you have sick I've been, I ran 5 miles last week - total - and this week so far I've gotten a whopping 2 in....but haven't been tempted to run more. Between the baby being sick too and us not sleeping and the body aches that have come with this virus, I am just beat down.
I have to admit though, I'm nervous about starting back. I had planned to ramp back up to 25 miles this week...when I finally jump back in, am I going to have lost all my fitness by being sick? Have you ever had to take more time off than you wanted from running? How long and how was it when you started back up again?