I have heard that many runners will take one or two weeks off from running. They are pretty smart for sure. Especially when they might be harboring a virus. Let me back up a bit. On my last post I hit send before I made the decision to get out and wog for a bit with Melly. While I wasn't feeling very good, all the congestion was in my head and I was not running fever, so I was given the green light to do a super easy run. The weather was perfect and we were talking and talking and talking. Then this happened.
I fell. On a piece of rebar that sticks out of my running route that I have run on and jumped over or ran past for years. Every time I run past it, I seriously say to myself, don't trip Michelle. Not sure if it was my head cold or the great discussion that I was having with Melly, but all of the sudden I was seeing the sky and then I was on the ground. Mel immediately grabbed me and pulled me up, and I just needed a hug, so I clung to her like a kola bear. She wanted to walk all the way back (~1.5 miles out), but I figured we should use the adrenaline coursing through my body and run back before it wore off. As soon as we got back, I cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide and then took a long hot bath in epsom's salt.