Is it bad when you have dreams about Kleenex? I think so.
I started feeling a cold coming on sometime around dinner on Monday night. I resisted (read: was in denial), telling myself that it was nothing more than a little sniff and congestion type thing. So I continued with my workout schedule. Yesterday I really started feeling it but struggled through the workouts as all I had was a bike and a swim, then rest from 1pm on. Well it didn't work.
I woke up today, feeling about the same as yesterday. I started getting ready to go to masters and realized I was feeling worse by the minute. When I stumbled and lost my balance going up the stairs, I thought maybe masters wasn't the best idea. So I scrapped it and said I would do my bike workout on the the trainer instead, hit the pool at lunch, and run tonight. Well, I continued to feel worse and as I procrastinated on getting on the trainer, I checked my e-mail (thank God for iphones). Coach sat atop the inbox and among some other things, had this to say: " (if you read it with a German accent its even better). I read that, and took a second to try and "listen" and take inventory: Stuffed up nose and sinuses, sore throat, noises in my chest, and an all over achy feeling. I thought my body was telling me something and opted to listen it and to coach. I laid back down to get another 30mins of shut eye and go to work early. An hour and half later, I woke again. Enough complaining, I scrapped my plan for the lunch swim. In fact it looks like all workouts are off the table today.
Aside from the obvious, this sucks because I am heading to San Diego this weekend to run the San Dieguito half marathon. The plan was to hit 3 hard weeks of training, and have the race as the last effort in the block. To try and PR a half on tired, trashed legs. Well not only will the sickness prevent me from handing the last bit of thrashing to my legs, but will also likely prevent me from being able to really push at the race this weekend. Hopefully this thing clears up by Sunday.