This is my final week before the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, the time that would typically be a taper week. While tapering does have the power to make people go a little mad with the reduced mileage and extra time lounging around, my taper isn’t going how I had planned.
I ran on Sunday, my final longish run before the race. I felt a little niggling in the back of my throat, but the run was fine. But the week has been downhill since that point.
Monday I woke up with a full-on sore throat.
Tuesday my throat hurt and my nose was draining like a faucet.
Wednesday (today) I’m starting to cough a little.
Due to all of this, I have not run. I didn’t exactly want an elimination in miles this week, but if that’s what I have to do then I’m reluctantly resigned to that. I so wanted to do well in this race and getting sick this week has really felt like a blow.
I’m blaming my husband’s job for this cold. He had to go sit in closely confined quarters with two sick co-workers in Tucson for a couple weeks and then brought that back home. He was sick last week and now it’s been passed on to me. Bleh…
I’m popping Vitamin C, sucking on nasty Cold-eeze lozenges and drinking all day (water & tea people, no alcohol coma on top of this!) in hopes of knocking it out so I run my race early Sunday morning!