It’s been quite a few weeks around here. Between cold, allergies, and lots going on at work, I missed sharing my workouts last weekend. Despite all the craziness, the running goes on. Well it did for the most part. I definitely had to back off and take some extra rest days, but getting out there helped me get through some of the tough days. But even though the running goes on, unfortunately the coughing does too.
Weekly Run Down: The Running Goes On
Since I missed last week, I’m going to share my workouts from the last two weeks. I won’t get into too much detail about them because they really weren’t anything exciting!
Monday 5/10: Strength Training + 4.7 Stroller Miles
This was when I started to notice my allergies get really bad. I was still fine running, just uncomfortable in general. Grayson had been coughing all weekend (he had never really stopped since the last time he was sick) so I took him to the pediatrician. I’m glad I did because he got a little worse. They said it was just another cold but swabbed him for COVID anyway, which came back negative on Wednesday morning.
Tuesday 5/11: 4.5 Stroller Miles + Core
I was still dealing with allergies and not sleeping well. Each night either Grayson would be up coughing or I would be up because of my allergies.
Wednesday 5/12: 4.3 Stroller Miles
I barely slept the night before, so I didn’t run early like I had planned. We decided to keep Grayson home from daycare since he was still sick. I had to change around a bunch of stuff at work, which set me behind. And I was so exhausted all day.
Thursday 5/13: Strength Training + 4 Treadmill Miles
We sent Grayson to school but since I was getting worse and starting to cough I worked from home. I got in my workout early but after my run my cough was pretty bad and I was thinking I shouldn’t have run.
Friday 5/14: Rest Day
Another school day for Grayson, and work from home day for me.
Saturday 5/15: 3.6 Stroller Miles
I knew I wasn’t up for a long run but wanted to try a short easy run, so the 3 of us headed out with the stroller. Not my best idea. I was coughing the whole time and felt awful. At least by this point in the week I was sleeping better!
Sunday 5/16: Rest Day (40 minute walk)
Knowing I had a busy week coming up, I went to urgent care to get checked out. They tested for the flu and did a rapid test for COVID- both came back negative. I was given a presciption for cough medicine and told to switch to Zyrtec from Claritin. Then I spent way too long at the pharmacy getting my prescription filled. It was an exhausting morning, and then I spent a few hours trying to get some work done.
Monday 5/17: Strength Training +4.7 Mile Stroller Run
The medicine helped a little and I felt better. My run still felt harder than usual and I took walk breaks.
Tuesday 5/18: 6 Miles + Core
I had a training all day and Rob stayed home to watch Grayson. I got in 6 early miles and felt a little better. Mostly just coughing after I finished my run. (And then all day.)
Wednesday 5/19: Strength Training + 4 Miles
Usually I do my runs on the treadmill after I lift, but with the extra daylight and warmer weather I wanted to get outside. Plus it was nice to get fresh air before working inside all day!
Thursday 5/20: 5 Miles + Core
This was the run where I started get paranoid about the cicadas. I ran over some dead ones but didn’t see any flying around.
Friday 5/21: Rest Day
It was my first day back in the office in 2 weeks! I was still coughing but there were only 2 other people there, who knew I’d been sick for weeks and had tested negative for COVID.
Saturday 5/22: 10.10 Miles
I needed this run! I still wasn’t feeling 100% but I definitely felt better. My biggest issue on the run was a runny nose. I’m starting to feel like I’m never going to be healthy again.
Sunday 5/23: 3.7 Stroller Miles
We got out for a family stroller run and it was already in the mid 70s by 7:30. I don’t know if if was the heat, or still recovering from my cold, or the long run the day before, but this run was a struggle! Still felt good to get out there though.
So as you can see, the running goes on. So does the coughing and the nasal congestion. Before I get over this I’m sure Grayson will bring something else home from daycare, so I might as well get used to feeling sick! It’s been frustrated but it could be worse. At least I can still run and honestly I’m just glad to be getting sleep at night again! That was probably the worse part for me at the beginning of all this.
Anyway, hopefully next week there will be more talk about running and less talk about coughing! The running goes on!
How has running been going for you lately?
Do you ever get colds that feel like they just won’t go away?