Under the weather

This is both how I look and feel right now.

I have a chest/head cold right now, and it’s really aggravating me. I had to skip an entire week of running due to travel, school, bad weather, and other plans once I returned home. I had intended on starting my running this past Monday, but I felt a chest/head cold coming on, and I didn’t want to make it worse by exerting myself physically. Now that I’m a bit older, I like to give my body the best chance it has to fight off illness and infection, and that means taking it easy when something like this hits me. Well, it’s only gotten worse, and now I’ve gone almost a week and a half since my last run.

It’s really annoying to me because I was nearing sub-8 minute miles again for the first time in a long time. I was working hard to get my speed up and my milage up. Now, I’m being knocked back, and since I am still not over this cold, I don’t know how long it’ll be before I get to go back to running.

The only consolation I have is that my weight continues to drop steadily: I’m at 177.2 lbs as of this morning, down from a high of 183.9 last Friday. That’s a good amount of weight lost, and just over a pound before I’m officially back within the height and weight regulations. Then, it’s 10 more lbs to my comfort weight.

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