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Back on my feet

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Well after a lengthy cold/flu/whatever I went back to running today. What a great feeling! Despite still feeling a little congested in my lungs, I figured it was time. I had questioned myself all week, “Is today the day I can run again?” and I kept saying, nope not yet. But no longer.

I was a little worried about how winded I would get, so I took it easy. I really concentrated on my breathing and keeping it nice and smooth. I didn’t want to give in to the coughing and for the most part did ok. Hopefully with all the spitting I did nobody else will get sick. As long as they stay out of the gutters they should be ok.

I managed to go for almost a hour before ending up at the library to pick up season two of Northern Exposure. When I stopped, my breathing got sort of ragged and I kept feeling the urge to cough. This is what I was afraid of, but it didn’t last very long and I think I ended up waiting long enough to go out. I noticed this afternoon that I really feel it in my muscles. It is amazing what two weeks off will do to your conditioning. I am feeling pretty much tired all over, but I have plans to go out again tomorrow, but not for long for sure.