I really don't want to get sick, it's not part of the training plan. So when Sunday called for my long run, I debated whether I should push it or not. If I do, I might get sick and be out for longer, if I don't I'm just being soft.
Come Sunday morning and I'm still not feeling 100% but I'm not going to be soft. I'm going to push through it. I did my run, all 14.8km and even though I was feeling a bit heavy the whole way, I still managed to keep to a pace that I was happy with. Would have like faster but I'm feeling off remember.
When I got home, I went a bit downhill .. OK, so I didn't feel well at all. I know that I was fueled and hydrated so it wasn't that. I still had the headache I started with.
I thought that maybe my best bet to making sure I recovered OKish was to sleep. I didn't even care that I was lying on the rug in the living room on a towel under a blanket. I think I managed to get a few minutes sleep before the kids came jumping around me. It didn't make the headache go away though. I had to put up with it all afternoon, even after painkillers.
I tried to get a decent sleep last night and the headache seems to have gone today but I'm still feeling rather less than ordinary. Glad today is a rest day, let's hope I wake tomorrow morning feeling back to normal so that I can keep on my training track.
Fingers crossed I'm not set back too far in training!
Stay strong, stay focused
Fit Mum x