So, I found out last Monday Josh had a double ear infection. I had no clue. What horrible mom would let her child walk around sick like that? It was his 18-month well-check when the dr discovered this. Then Wednesday Emma came down with a nasty cold. I knew I would probably get it because the way my immune system has been the past few years, I haven't been able to avoid most things that come my way like that. Thursday I started feeling it. Friday and Saturday were bad. Sunday I was pretty congested still but most of the achy and light-headed part of the cold was gone. So I didn't exercise for 5 days straight. It has been over 7 months since I've gone that long without exercise and I felt it this morning, my first workout since my hiatus. I ran 2 miles and they were the worst 2 miles. I felt like I couldn't get enough air and my chest was heavy. I wanted to go 3 but knew there was no way that was going to happen. I jumped off the treadmill and did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I burned about 500 calories so not great but decent for the state I was in. I just kept reminding myself "It can only go up from here." I have 2 1/2 months, 75 days to be exact, until my half marathon. Hopefully there will be no more set-backs and I can keep pushing.
At the gym this morning I had to hold myself back from throwing up. This guy running on the treadmill in front of me had a pretty good pace and went for nearly an hour. I noticed about halfway into his run he was sweating very badly. 10 minutes later I saw sweat pooling on both sides of his treadmill (and landing on the two treadmills next to him.) He had a towel and I only saw him use it once. Sick! The worst part is after he was finished, he didn't even wipe it down. He left the sweat and walked away. Didn't spray it with the disinfectant. Nasty. I felt bad for the lady who jumped on after he left. YUCK!
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