I woke up this morning hoping to feel well enough to attempt a slow easy run for a mile or two but unfortunately my lungs felt like they were on fire. I also had a bit of a coughing fit and coughed up loads of things (phlegm, car keys, phlegm, kitchen sink and more phlegm) this morning; afterwards I felt much better and my lungs weren’t hurting anymore. However, I don’t want to take any chances so I gave running a miss yet again.
If this keeps up I’ll be doing hundreds of push-ups for Juneathon instead of what I really want to do… running!
Anyway, this evening I used my trusty coffee table (it’s a big chunky wooden one) as my exercise point. 4 sets of dips (feet on sofa and hands on coffee table) and three sets of crunches (legs on coffee table) as follows:-
Dips: 20, 20, 20 & 20 (My arms were killing at the end)
Crunches: 50, 50 & 50
At the moment I’m hoping I’ll be able to go for an easy run tomorrow and help clear my head a bit. I’ve also got the Dorney Dash on Saturday morning but because the weather is predicting heavy rain I might give it a miss. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to events in the pouring cold rain and also I’m just getting over this cold and don’t want to push it. So, I’ll see what the weather is like on Saturday morning and I’ll make my final decision then.
My mate Tony wants to go for a run with me at Dinton Pastures on Sunday, however the weather for Sunday is predicted as heavy rain again. That means I might have to forego a run at Dinton and head to the gym and the trusty treadmill instead. Again, it depends on what the weather is really like.
I’m not too bothered about missing the Dorney Dash as I’ve got some other runs planned over the coming months:-
14/06/2009 – Wargrave 10k
28/06/2009 – Sam Run
05/07/2009 – Tadley 10k
19/07/2009 – The Grant & Stone Wycombe 10K
23/08/2009 – Everton 10k
06/09/2009 – Peppard 10k
27/09/2009 – Mortimer 10k
11/10/2009 – Henley 10k
That’s 8 runs and because they are all 10kms it should be relatively simple to build them all into my weekly running schedule. I generally run more than 10km on a Sunday anyway and this way I get more medals to add to my collection. I love the medals (crazy eh?)!
I hope the illness subsides enough tomorrow for me to run! Now I’m off to read some other Juneathon blogs….