Last Monday I had a bit of a sore throat. Not that bad, juts annoying. I felt tired, though, and my arms and legs were aching. I figured I might have a cold. Yesterday it was worse. 'No appetite and everything hurts'-worse. Went straight home out of work and hit the sack. Did not head out for my scheduled 5 miler. But felt too sick to feel bad about that.
And today is a new low. Apparently what I thought was just a cold and a bit of a sore throat is actually Laryngitis. Woopdiedee. Bring out the trumpets. Good thing I didn't go to med school. I would have made a terrible doctor.
So, not only Yesterday's 5 miler, but also tonight's running group run is off. And - probably - the same goes for tomorrow's scheduled 6 miler. Oh, and I'm supposed to not talk. Uhm...this one is going to be hard! I have a 20 miler scheduled for this Saturday, so my hopes are set on feeling a bit better by then. Blah!
Most important thing is that this Laryngitis goes away (preferably to never return again). Running won't speed up my recovery now. As hard to admit as that is. And I do feel grumpy about the not running and missing scheduled runs. Thoughts of not even running a sub-4 in New York, let alone a sub-3:50, are racing through my head now. The marathon IS only 6 1/2 weeks away, you know!
Could missing a couple of runs jeopardize my New York Marathon training? Have you ever been sick in the last couple of weeks of marathon training?