I should have finished up Week 6 of C25K this morning, but I didn’t. It’s not that I didn’t want to or that I’ve lost my motivation. On the contrary, there is nothing that I would love to do more this morning than go for a run along the seafront. But I can’t. And I haven’t done all week.
The problem is that those annoying sniffles from last week turned into an epic cold which turned out to be flu, lasted all week and has now developed into a chest infection. Or at least, that’s what the doctor said.
To be honest, I don’t feel too bad most of the time. On Thursday morning, I even attempted to go to work. I wasn’t feeling great. Probably about 90% fit, so I figured I could handle a day at the office. Within an hour, however, I was feeling light headed, sick and sweating a bucket load. So I went home and felt rubbish for the rest of the day.
On Friday I went to the doctor, which is something I try to avoid at all costs. Mostly because the doctors at my surgery aren’t very helpful, but that’s another story.
When I went on Friday though, I saw a doctor that I’d never seen before. She was really nice and helpful and even gave me antibiotics. This is something that doctors never do. Apparently it’s not good for us to take antibiotics if it can be avoided. So I guess that means that I must be ill.
So, sorry C25K, but it looks like I’m going to be out of action this weekend. Hopefully I’ll be back on track next week once the medicine kicks in, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
I’d still like to run 5K by the end of the month, and will still be working towards that goal, but if it has to wait another week or so, then so be it.
The whole point of this is to improve my fitness and enjoy exercising. So that’s what I’m going to do, when I’m feeling better.
Hope you’re having a great weekend.