No running. Either sick with a fever and nasty cough, tending to someone else who had a fever and nasty cough, or just too tired from both of those. And that is okay.
I hit the treadmill twice for about 45 minutes each time. I threw in a few strides now and then to mix things up, but I didn't feel peppy.
January 11-17 (total miles: 21)
Jason ran the Disney Marathon, and blazed a new PR of 3:07, which also happens to qualify him for Boston by a cool 3 minutes. Hopefully we will both be able to snag a spot in 2016's Boston Marathon. We welcomed him back with balloons, cake and streamers. Oh, and those party blower thingies. Because nothing says "You qualified for Boston!" like cake, balloons and streamers. Clearly we are in a dry spell for the birthday parties around here.
January 18-24 (total miles:22.5)
A few 3 and 4 milers during the week, but no speed work. I was still coughing really heavily so I thought I might keep it easy for a few more days. Capped off the week with a long run on Saturday that totaled around 11-1/2 miles with Elizabeth, Jes and some other new friends. There was something bugging my foot as I was running in the last few miles, and when we passed by our cars with a few miles to go, I just ended my run there. I'm not sure what the deal is with my foot, but I'll baby it for a few days to see if it improves. Even with the foot pain, I was so happy to have a group to meet up with again on Saturday. I have great memories from my times with my Saturday morning group in Virginia and I'm excited to have a found a group here in Georgia.
February is going to be race-o-rama for me. I'm going to try to get to at least one Atlanta Track Club race (maybe two? Hopefully the Hearts and Soles with Jason, and perhaps the Spring Tune Up). I'll end the month with the Scenic City Half in Chattanooga. I know that I'm not tip-top for these races, but hopefully I can just do my best!
What are your February racing plans?
How long does a bad cold/flu keep you down?