I'm glad I listened to her. It ends up I have bronchitis. Good thing I've been smart and I haven't been running over the past few days.
I'll be on antibiotics for a week. I'm hoping that I'll be OK to run by the weekend.
Meanwhile, I've still been itchin' to run. Over the past two weeks I have run a total of 10 miles. Over the 40 weeks previous to that (i.e. since the beginning of the year) I have averaged 20 miles a week. That's a huge drop-off. Here are a few observations that I have had:
- Whenever I see another person running outside, I wish I could be them
- The milk crate in my closet that I use for my running clothes that need to be washed is empty
- Some of my pants are starting to get a bit snug in the waist (OK...having this rut during the Jewish Holidays - when I'm eating a ton - doesn't help)
- I have no idea what is on my iPod shuffle right now
- I'm less focused at work