To Rest or to Run?

by - Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Every since I came down with my nasty sickness Sunday morning, I've been really unsure about how much time I need to recover. I still don't feel 100 percent. I have moments during the day when I feel great, but then other times when I feel crappy.

I'm pretty sure I got sick from doing too much, not getting enough sleep, just in general running myself in to the ground.

So my philosophy this week has been sleep, sleep and more sleep.

I'm worried that if I go out and run before I'm better, I'll just wind up even sicker than I was/still am.

I skipped yesterday's run in favor of an extra couple hours of sleep. I didn't wake up early this morning to run either, but depending how I feel I might squeeze in something small this afternoon.

This marathon isn't going to run itself so I obviously need to be running, but I'm concerned that if I go out and run and get sick again, I'll miss even more runs.

I'm frustrated and annoyed this cold won't bug off, I want and need to be running.

I'm just not sure if this is something that merits resting up or getting out there and pushing through it.

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