February was not my month. It was to be another 100+ mile month, and I ended up with 40.7.
The month started with a trip to Dallas and Nashville. I usually have no problem running while on vacation, but this trip was relatively short with lots of air travel. I didn’t even bother taking running clothes with me because I knew I’d be exhausted. I was.
We got back from our trip, and I jumped right back into my plan. And it was going well for a few days. Then we had some out of town visitors and the plan kind of went out the window. I did what I could but weekdays were more difficult with work and leaving time for our visitors.
Then in the middle of the visit, I get a sinus infection. Yay.
For most people, they can run through sinus infections or head colds. My body seems to use all it’s energy to fight it. I had no strength to run. I even stayed home from work for two days, which is extremely rare for me. I usually will go to work (as long as I’m not contagious), but I needed so much more sleep and rest.
Once our visitors left, I took the last few days of February as rest days with the intention of starting March fresh and ready to go. I’ve still got a few sinus issues and a lingering cough, but I’m feeling much better. I’m running at about 99% and ready to tackle March!